First stadium to be done by 2015
An official on Qatar’s 2022 World Cup Committee says the first
of its 12 stadiums for the tournament could be ready in four years
and will feature a carbon-neutral cooling system as promised.
Hassan al-Thawadi, the committee’s secretary general, also told
the state-run Qatar News Agency Monday that the Gulf nation wants
to hold another ”major tournament” by 2020, as a dress rehearsal
for the World Cup.
Qatar won the right to host the 2022 World Cup last December. It
has attempted to counter concerns about the summer heat by
promising that all the stadiums will be air conditioned to ensure
fans and players are protected from temperatures that far exceed 40
degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).