Thursday, April 29, 2010

Qatar Plans Air-Conditioned Stadia for 2022 Bid

As part of its bid to host the 2022 World Cup, the hot desert nation of Qatar is proposing a plan to build 12 air-conditioned stadia to fight the heat.

The new venues would use solar power to provide what officials say will be optimum pitch-side conditions despite the scorching Arabian sun.

The $4 billion Qatar World Cup bid has been dismissed by many as a publicity stunt because of ferocious summer temperatures that can top 50 degrees Celsius but organizers say they can harness this power to create carbon-neutral arenas.

Qatar plans air-conditioned stadiums if it gets World Cup
The Washington Post
Aoril 28, 2010