There were numerous firsts at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The tournament is being held for the first time in the Middle East and is also being played in the northern hemisphere during the winter. For the second time in Asia after South Korea and Japan jointly hosted the 2002 edition, the Gulf nation has constructed eight stadiums of the highest caliber.
One of the stadiums constructed for the competition has an intriguing feature in that it is made entirely of repurposed shipping containers. The stadium’s name, “974”, refers to the precise number of reused shipping containers that were used to construct the facility. Qatar’s international phone number is 974. The first fully demountable stadium in World Cup history is Stadium 974.
A stunning 360-degree video of Stadium 974 was shared by the FIFA World Cup’s official Twitter account. ‘Constructed from 974 shipping containers. After the event, the stadium can be completely taken apart and used again. Look at Stadium 974,” the caption reads.
One of my favorite stadiums in Qatar is Stadium 974. Remember that the name was created using the country’s +974 dialing code, making it even more unique. What will the capacity be once the containers are broken down following the World Cup? Someone wrote. “Beautiful \stadium… We’ll miss her,” added another.
Six group stage games and one Round of 16 match are being played in the 40,000-seat stadium. The stadium’s name, Ras Abu Abound stadium, was initially declared.