Qatar’s soccer stadium at a distance of 12 miles from Doha is getting prepared for hosting the World Cup 2022. The stadium with 40,000 seating capacity is almost ready. Only interiors, roof, and facades are in progress. The stadium is expected to complete by 2019 as mentioned by Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and legacy. It was announced that the energy center of the stadium is fully completed. Hard landscaping and pending infrastructure is progressing.
It is being said that inspirations behind the infrastructural design of the stadium area fishing ship, a showboat from old traditions of Qatar and local pearl diving. The stadium was meant to look like a dhow sailing out of port. Hadid was agitated when the stadium was compared with a vagina because of the curved structure with an oval aperture in the center. In response to this, she told that she was embarrassed by such ridiculous comparisons of the athletic facility by the critics, not everything with an oval opening in the center is a vagina.
Fans also referenced American artist George O’ Keefe who painted flowers shaped as female anatomy. Earlier, the stadium was in controversies due to summer heat while no cooling system was specified in the design plan.