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where the unknown
will be known forever
This is a stadium named after those who built stadiums.

It opened its doors on the 18th of December —
the International Day of Migrant Workers’ rights…
and the final of the World Cup in Qatar.

A World Cup built by migrant workers.
Tens of thousands of

Indian,
Nepalese,
Bangladeshi,
Pakistani,
Sri Lankan

gave their able hands to the cup.
It cost 6500 of them their lives to build the stadiums and
infrastructure on time.

This stadium is where the names and stories of the
unknown will be known forever —
This is The 6500 Stadium
capacity

6500 seats.
One for each worker who died building
the World Cup.



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It opened its doors on
the 18th of December ’22.
The International Day of Migrant Workers Rights,
and the final match of the World Cup.
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Each seat is dedicated to a migrant worker that
passed away in Qatar.
Through data compiled from news sources and public
statistics — the seats bear the known names,
nationalities and stories of the World Cup workers.
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Ramulu Maraveni
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Gangaram Mandal
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Suraj Bishwakarma
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Shankar Yadav
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Mohammad Kaochar Khan
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Purna Bahadur Sonar
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Tej Narayan Tharu
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Bhupendra Magar
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Ramsis Mukhiya
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Madhu Bollapally
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Mohammad Shahid Miah
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Ghal Singh Rai
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Mohammad Suman Miah
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Yam Bahadur Rana
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Tul Bahadur Gharti
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Sujan Miah
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Manjur Kha Pathan
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Rupchandra Rumba
Mahalal Rajbansi
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where the unknown
will be known forever
This digital stadium will not be deconstructed after
the end of the World Cup.
It will remain here, as a sigil commemorating these
strong men and women forever.
source: The Guardian, Feb 2021, “Revealed: 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar since World Cup awarded”