FCWC Fan Zone Aerials
Sustainable Building

Sustainable overlay and other sites

Initiative description: Applying sustainable building principles in line with sustainable building standards for the procurement, construction, operation or post-tournament use of training sites, non-competition sites and overlay infrastructure – as well as considering these practices in site selection when possible.

The influence of the SC is not limited solely to stadiums for the tournament, but extends beyond stadium infrastructure, such as the creation of training sites for the 32 teams participating in the tournament. Good sustainability practices are also being integrated into the development of infrastructure supporting the delivery of the FIFA World Cup 2022™.

There will be 41 training sites available for the teams participating in the tournament, with each team having their own dedicated facilities for their participation in the tournament. The design and construction of training sites across Qatar, which include floodlit, natural grass football pitches and ancillary facilities such as conference and changing rooms, has been carried out in a manner that limits environmental impact. To date, training sites have been completed at four locations: Qatar University, Al Wahda, Al Sailiya and Al Egla.

Sustainable practices at the time of construction of training sites included: dust control with recycled water, regular dust and noise monitoring (which was solar powered), use of green waste compost for pitch construction, and recycling of plastic, paper, metal and green waste. Up to 90% of materials were procured within Qatar, bringing economic benefit to local businesses.

Outside of training sites, sustainability requirements have been integrated into tenders for work on other overlay infrastructure and for FIFA Fan Fest(s)™ . The Qatar National Convention Centre, which is planned to be the International Media & Broadcasting Centre during the tournament, has also been registered for operational green building certification.