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the unusual Stade 974, theater of the France-Denmark match

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Jean-François Pérès (special envoy to Doha), edited by Romain Rouillard
06:15, November 26, 2022

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The France team challenges Denmark this Saturday (5 p.m.) for its second match in this 2022 World Cup. A match which will take place at Stade 974, located by the sea in Doha and which has the particularity of having been designed using 974 containers. The 40,000-seat box can also be completely dismantled.

Stacked containers, a breathtaking view of the Doha skyline on one side and the Persian Gulf on the other. It is in this setting that the France team is preparing to play its second group match in this 2022 World Cup. , an unmissable place of this World Cup in Qatar.

The first fully dismountable stage in history

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Stade 974 sums up everything the organizers want to highlight in terms of communication and heritage. The number attached to this enclosure refers directly to the number of containers that were used for its construction. A completely crazy project designed by a Spanish architectural firm. This is a nod to the port of Doha, nearby, and maritime trade.

This jewel of 40,000 seats is also the first stadium in history to be completely removable. It will also be at the end of the competition before being offered to a country in need of sports infrastructure. A new leisure and business district will be built immediately after. It is also the only setting in the competition not to be air-conditioned, benefiting from an ingenious natural ventilation system. The temperature at kick-off should not exceed 25 degrees.

Source: Europe1

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