Before embarking on the detailed design of the stadium, a number of key decisions need to be made.
Firstly, a stadium vision needs to be developed. This should set out the aims and ambitions for the project and should continue to inform the decisionmaking at key stages of the project journey.
Next, a potential site needs to be selected, which should consider several factors including availability and ownership, accessibility and logistics, local impact and the surrounding area, as well as security issues.
Climate change is the biggest single issue facing our society, and FIFA would like to see any future stadium project evaluate its potential impact in this context, as well as the need to incorporate mitigation measures against climate change.
The project will then need to develop its planning on a range of levels.