Qatar 2022: Guide to Their Space-Age World Cup Stadiums

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Qatar 2022: Guide to Their Space-Age World Cup Stadiums
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After FIFA's announcement that the 2022 World Cup Finals will be head in Qatar, there has been a lot of negative feedback and questions have raised concerning the voting process which took place. Many people feel Qatar is inadequate to host the World Cup and that there are for more negative aspects to their bid than positives.

Admittedly, there are some flaws to the Qatar 2022 bid, but I find it great that FIFA has given the Cup to a Middle Eastern nation for the first time in the history of the competition, and considering the success which South Africa 2010 was, I believe that Qatar 2022 will be a truly great World Cup.

The World Cup will be held in Qatar during the summer of 2022, where average temperatures range from around 78º to 115º Fahrenheit. This is a major concern for players and fans, but Qatar is planning to build 12 air conditioned stadiums which will use solar energy to keep fans and players cool during matches.

However, more than just being energy efficient, the stadiums are a true pleasure to see. They incorporate modern design with the traditional culture of the region to create a great environment for World Cup fans of all nations, and to support unity and tolerance, the true meaning of the World Cup.

With many believing that choosing Qatar as a host nation was the wrong choice by FIFA, I think we should have a look at some of the revolutionary stadiums to be built by Qatar, which could have a great impact on not just the future of football, but sports stadiums and venues all around the world.   

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