Qatar has opened its new stadium, the Al Wakrah Stadium ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

It is located about 12 miles away from the capital Doha.

It will also use a revolutionary new air-conditioning technology to bring temperatures down to around 72F for fans and players.

This is done by piping cold air through 100 ventilation units into the stadium, which has a 92m retractable roof to provide shade to the pitch.  The top tier of the stadium will be dismantled and shipped to the developing world when the soccer fiesta is over.

It was designed by the late British-Iraqi architect, Dame Zaha Hadid, (Oct 1950 – March 2016) who was angered when supporters suggested it looked like a lady’s private part.

She said “It’s really embarrassing they come up with nonsense stuff like this.
She also said that if it was a male that had done this project there wouldn’t have been the same level of criticism.


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