Legacy plans for tournament sites
Initiative description: Establishing or enhancing legacy plans for all stadiums and training sites to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on safety, sustainability, accessibility and inclusivity. These plans include site design and construction to enable future use, transformation and activation of sites for post-tournament use, and donation of temporary structures to appropriate beneficiaries.
The renovation and construction of stadiums in and around Doha represent one of the largest infrastructure construction projects in the country. Enabling long-term community use for each of these facilities is at the heart of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ economic and community legacy efforts.
All eight FIFA World Cup 2022™ stadiums already have legacy plans in place. Some of these plans rely on the removal and reuse of stadium seating after the tournament. For example, the seating capacity of Al Janoub, Ahmad Bin Ali, Al Thumama and Education City stadiums will be reduced from 40,000 to 20,000 while Al Bayt Stadium will be reduced from 60,000 to 32,000. The seats removed from the stadiums will be donated to locations in need of sporting infrastructure.
The SC continues to develop and refine these plans to ensure the downsized stadiums remain active, in some cases hosting sporting and other popular events, and in other cases becoming unique community hubs. The following table presents the most up-to-date legacy plans for each stadium.