Monday, June 20, 2016
World Cup Final city doesn't exist yet
The World Cup Final in Qatar will be held at the not-yet-built Lusail Iconic Stadium in the not-yet-built city of Lusail - a massive planned community set to be completed by 2020 at a cost of an estimated $45 billion.
The most recent Lusail City master plan calls for two golf courses, a theme park, a lagoon, and two marinas. There will be 19 different districts and 22 different hotels in the 38-square-mile city. Pneumatic tubes will transport trash to a central location for processing.
There will eventually enough housing to accomodate 450,000 people, the developer claims - nearly 200,000 more than the number of citizens in the country.