This World Cup Fan Village is Beginning to Look a Lot Like Fyre Fest 2.0

About 1.2 million people are expected to travel to Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup that begins this Sunday. How prepared the country is for the influx of people, however, is still in question. A large official fan village that plans to accommodate thousands of traveling fans in the coming weeks still resembles a construction site with forklifts and rubble next to a sea of shipping containers, the Guardian reports.

With less than 48 hours before the official kick off, the Rawdat Al Jahhaniya fan village is comprised of endless rows of portacabins organized into different colors and mapped in alphabetical order, according to CNN. Each cabin has a mini fridge and a small bathroom. There is also a large central gathering space with a massive television screen facing a sea of bean bags. Large tents with hundreds of tables and chairs have been erected for dining space.

The site, which opened on Friday, costs a little over $200 a night for a double cabin for two and the temporary residency is expected to welcome 60,000 soccer fans with a total of 30,000 rooms erected in the desert, reports SB Nation. Although the World Cup is expected to attract more than a million visitors to Qatar, the country had only 30,000 hotel rooms available in March and 80 percent of them were booked for FIFA teams, officials and sponsors.

SEE THE FULL ARTICLE AT ROLLINGSTONE

Views: 34

Reply to This

Best guide to hip hop, soul, reggae concerts & events in San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles & New York City + music, videos, radio and more

Connect

Bookmark and Share

Subscribe to E-Blast

WIN TICKETS

Mara Hruby
Wednesday, Dec 7 @ Yoshi's, Oakland

Members

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Groups

Latest Activity

Ms Carmen PlatinumVoicePR posted a blog post

[NEW MUSIC] DJ BLITZ - "FUTURE 2"

 DJ Blitz is spreading the most positive vibes through each of his releasesDJ Blitz, the Anonymous DJ resides in Miami and is an Electronic Music Producer, Independent Artist/Songwriter, and highly sought-after Club…See More
9 hours ago
Editor's Pick posted discussions
23 hours ago
realmuzik posted a discussion

Charting Artist Jay-Em Hits #21 On The Top 200 Charts

New Artist Jay-Em charts a recent single, “Po-Po” in the Top 200 Hip-Hop charts. Landing at #21, this is his first time on the charts, although we are sure more is to follow. Jay-Em sold more copies than 179 mainstream artists and their label counterparts. Especially as a fully independent artist, this is an outstanding accomplishment.Upcoming hip-hop artist Jay-Em…See More
Thursday
Tampa Mystic posted blog posts
Thursday
26 events by Editor's Pick were featured
Wednesday
Editor's Pick posted events
Wednesday
Editor's Pick posted discussions
Wednesday
2 videos by Editor's Pick were featured
Wednesday
A discussion started by Editor's Pick was featured

The Right Is Coming After Pink Floyd For A ‘Woke Rainbow’ In Their ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ Anniversary Imagery, Which, You Know, Has Been There For 50 Years

March 1 this year will mark the 50th anniversary of one of the most celebrated albums in the history of recorded music. Pink Floyd‘s The Dark Side Of The Moon is not only one of rock’s most critically hailed collections of music, it’s also one of the most commercially successful rock album ever.It’s been certified 14x platinum in the English rock band’s home country,…See More
Tuesday
Artistpr posted blog posts
Tuesday
Ntune Entertainment Group posted a blog post

World Premiere "Cotton Pickin Reparations" Rare Genius Productions @MissBlaqGenez1 #CottonPickinReparations #MissBlackGenez #RareGeniusProductions

World Premiere "Cotton Pickin Reparations" Rare Genius Productions @MissBlaqGenez1 #CottonPickinReparations #MissBlackGenez #RareGeniusProductionsRare Genius Productions Presents "Cotton Pickin Reparations"!Watch, Listen, Comment & Share...…See More
Tuesday
Editor's Pick posted a discussion

JAY-Z MASTURBATION MIX-UP MADE PIMP C NOT WANT TO DO 'BIG PIMPIN'

JAY-Z‘s lyrics on “Big Pimpin'” almost became yet another reason for Pimp C to turn down appearing on the song, famed Roc-A-Fella A&R Kyambo “Hip-Hop” Joshua has revealed.During an appearance on the R.O.A.D. Podcast, Joshua was asked about his process and experiences as the label’s Head of A&R, a position which he held…See More
Monday

© 2023   Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service