May 16 marked the much-awaited inauguration of Al Janoub Stadium (formerly Al Wakrah Stadium) hosting the Amir Cup 2019 final. Sprawling across a massive 600,000 sqm area, the arena lit up as crowds cheered to an enchanting fire show debuting the second of the total of eight stadiums to be ready for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Featuring a seating capacity for 40,000 spectators, the facility is reminiscent of Arab heritage profoundly embedded in its design. However, a rich cultural feel is not the only outstanding feature of this stadium. The hi-tech facility located in Al Wakrah boasts some of the world’s finest sustainability credentials.
Here’s a rundown of ten key sustainability facts you should know about Al Janoub Stadium: