Report: Qatar spending $200 billion on World Cup

By Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

Building air-conditioned, open-air stadiums in the desert is expensive.

Deloitte says Qatar will spend $200 billion over the next decade as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup, the Associated Press reports.

The money will go toward transportation and tourism infrastructure and new stadiums. About 400,000 fans are expected to attend the month-long tournament.

With summer temperatures routinely in triple digits, Qatar plans to build fully air-conditioned, open-air stadiums that operate on solar power.

The Persian Gulf nation beat out the United States, Australia, Japan and South Korea in bidding to host the event.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

Latest Video

October 9, 2015
It's Kershaw's Time to Schein (3:02)
October 9, 2015
Christian Fauria talks college football headlines
October 9, 2015
Christian Fauria talks Texans, Tom Brady, and Greg Hardy
October 9, 2015
Time to Schein: Week 6 college football picks


Most Popular

CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike Scarlet Ohio State Buckeyes No. 15 Limited Football Jersey

College Sideline Gear
Get your favorite school
Shop Now