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Qatar Will Feature Stadium Made Of Shipping Containers At World Cup

By Brian Spaen

Major sporting events like the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup happen every four years and are entirely held in one area. While they provide a showcase of the greatest athletes, these events create too much waste with abandoned facilities. In order to help fix this issue, the host of the 2022 World Cup is planning to build a stadium from recycled shipping containers.

Every four years, these major events require facilities to play the games, host athletes, and the media members covering them for an extended period of time. This results in temporary housing and new stadiums that promise to boost the economy. However, there’s many examples of these structures never being used again and are left to rot. It’s recently happened in Brazil after hosting the World Cup and the Olympics in the last three years.

It only makes sense to install more temporary structures that can be disassembled at a later date if the community isn’t going to use them. This has led to Qatar, the future hosts of the 2022 World Cup, building the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium out of modular blocks. These are shipping containers that can easily be deconstructed and assembled for another area, or it can be broken down into multiple venues.