This is what FIFA is asking of the stadiums that will host the 2030 World Cup


Although there are still seven years left for the 2030 World Cup and not until the end of 2024 will we know the final election, FIFA It has prepared a document that includes all the conditions that candidates must meet to be elected. A document to which Mundo Deportivo had access and which in its first part collects all the aspects related to the infrastructure of the stadiums of the candidacy that were finally selected. Starting with one of the Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

Hence the candidacy must propose at least 14 suitable stadiums, of which seven should now exist. For FIFA the existing concept is understood as a stadium that has already been built, is currently under construction or requires renovation or reconstruction, preserving the main structural elements. Everything outside of these parameters will be considered a non-existent stadium. The decision regarding “Existing/non-existing stadiums” will be carried out by FIFA technical experts based on project documentation and observations made during official inspection visits.

The capacity of the stadium and everyone will be seated

The specifications also include that all stadiums must be at full capacity. In addition, in the case of capacity, they must have a capacity of 40,000 seats for group stage matches, except for the opening match, and round of 16, quarter-final, and third-place matches. In the case of semifinals the stadium will have a capacity of 60,000 seats and 80,000 seats for the opening match and the final.

In principle, all stands in a stadium must be completely covered by a roof. If the stadium is equipped with a retractable roof, it must be ensured that closing or opening the roof is feasible, and even this can be done by taking advantage of the rest in the stadium. meeting

Exclusive use of FIFA from 30 days before and seven days after

The same document clarifies that each stadium will be subject to a period of exclusive use starting 30 calendar days before the first match and up to seven calendar days after the last use in connection with the competition. During this period, the stadium cannot be used for purposes other than the World Cup.

Each stadium shall also at that time be free and clear of any advertising, marketing, promotion, merchandising and brand identification, as well as the rights of third parties the rights of third parties to conduct any commercial activity.

The pitch must be 105 meters long and 68 meters wide.with a minimum total area of ​​125 meters (touch line) x 85 meters (goal line) including the playing field, an additional 5 m grass area around the playing field to allow for safe evacuation.

The pitch must have a natural grass surface with hybrid reinforcement. It must also be equipped with a functional heating, suction and ventilation system that guarantees the evacuation of surface water immediately before or during the match.

In addition, it must have seats called hospitality in addition to the so-called VIP area or tribune consisting of at least 2,000 seats for the opening match and final, 1,300 seats in the semifinals, 800 in the quarterfinals, and 700 in the quarterfinals. remaining matches. All these seats must have a minimum width of 0.6 meters. The perimeter of the stadium must be secured with control areas for pedestrians, vehicles and ticket access and withdrawal points.

Source: La Verdad


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