Qatar Dismisses Plan For Air-Conditioned Stadiums at 2022 World Cup

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It's still more than 10 years away, but the 2022 World Cup being held in Qatar is going to be a scorcher for players and fans.

In the months of June and July, during which the World Cup is held, temperatures in Qatar reach as high as 122 degrees.

After telling FIFA that it would be able to manage Qatar's heat by building air-conditioned stadiums, John Barrow of Populous, the company that is designing the Sports City stadium for the capital of Doha, now says that plan is not feasible, according to the Daily Mail.

"We are doing away with all the air conditioning kit that is going to cost a fortune to run," Barrow told delegates at the International Football Arena conference in Zurich.

Instead, Barrow says traditional Arabic wind tunnels will be constructed to circulate the air throughout the stadium and keep temperatures below 100 degrees.

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