The 2022 World Cup, to be held in Qatar (Seriously? We’re actually going through with this? Whatever.), has become synonymous with financial excess. And now there’s a proposal that makes all the flying clouds and air-conditioned stadiums look like shrewd investments.
Structural engineer Mesiha Georgi has decided that he really, really wants to see his idea of a stadium shaped like a giant soccer ball become a reality, despite the fact that it would be incredibly expensive.
It is a football game, so the stadium should be a football. It will look like a normal football magnified 1,000 times.
Definitely the cost estimate is higher than traditional stadia, two to three times for an ordinary one, but Qatar deserves to build something unique. It will not be a white elephant; it will have other continuous commercial, residency and sport use.
Georgi even sketched out his idea, which includes shopping malls and hotels inside the bottom part of the stadium, and the illustration in no way looks like something a nine-year-old did on MS paint.
Since it’s completely ridiculous and incredibly expensive, expect the opening game of the 2022 World Cup to kick off here as zombie Sepp Blatter looks on approvingly.
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