Qatar’s proposed World Cup 2022 stadiums make Wembley look slightly rubbish

Only slightly…

Qatar have got previous when it comes to mind-blowing designs for stadiums, but nothing has come close to what they’re proposing in their Zinedine Zidane-backed World Cup 2022 bid.

The video above documents the first five design proposals for tournament stadiums. Each stadium will have on-pitch air conditioning, as well as cooling technology in the stands, and once the competition is over the upper tiers will be disassembled and donated to developing countries.

Bet they don’t have our awesome pitch-relaying skillz, though.

7 responses so far
  • Jon // September 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Hmm. Looks stunning. But if qatar were to win the 2022 bid and if england do qualify, how are the fans supposed to survive without beer during the tournament since qatar is a islamic country?

  • Benny Hana // September 28, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Can we stop referring to who is backing a bid?
    It makes it sound like these people are somewhat more 
    than paid for whores/representative.

    I dont mind when a retired footballer like Beckham 
    does it for their home country and even then, it means nothing to fans but when some guys gets a few bills so they can put his face on a hemorrhoid cream or WC candidacy, its called public relation job.

    And guy above is right… a world cup in a fundamentalist country sounds idiotic and we will get to see even less breasts at games that we did at the gay South Africa WC where the sight of a few dozen sexy orange clad hotties was enough to get them jailed.

    WC have to be held in countries where you can drink party and where the women are slutty and like to 
    show it.
    Sounds like Brazil and Australia to me!!!!

  • Sophie Stepover // September 28, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I thought South Africa was dangerous.

    By 2022, travelling to any place the Middle East may be a suicide mission for westerners.

  • MR CEE // September 28, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    @ Jon & Benny
    You can drink there but it’s very complicated & risky when you do and frankly not worth it. It would be a very interesting case of FIFA greed for sponsoring country loot vs the needs of everyone else.

  • Bertie // September 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    They have guaranteed FIFA that you can drink in fan zones it will be fantastic there as the government will throw everything at it.

  • Darren // November 18, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Well lets wait and see not long to go now, all I will say as a Brit living in Qatar is that its a very safe country, they love football and most of all they will throw as much money as is needed at the project, build it to top quality and most of all it will be built on time with little fuss.

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