Stade Bordeaux Atlantique (Grand Stade de Bordeaux)
|Construction||11.2012 - 04.2015|
|Cost||€ 183 million|
|Design||Herzog & de Meuron|
Stade Bordeaux Atlantique – construction description
Decision to take up public-private partnership was made back in 2011, but the project met with opposition, that was only dismissed by court in late 2012. Before that preparatory works on the site in northern Bordeaux began, paving way for construction.
Able to hold over 42,000 people, the new stadium was designed by Herzog and de Meuron, architects renowned for their previous visions in Munich and Beijing. This time original form uses stands as the most distinctive accent, with very slender supports spread in what seems to be chaotic way.
Initially called Stade Bordeaux Atlantique, the ground was later named simply Grand Stade Bordeaux. Both names are temporary, however, as naming rights deal is expected to cover some 8% of the construction cost.
Overall, Girondins football club agreed to cover half the budget with €85 million. Remainder is to be paid by federal funding (€28m), municipality (€17m), urban community (€15m) and regional authorities (€15m). Last is the naming rights deal targeted at €15 million.
Actual construction works on foundations started in early 2013 and are expected to last until April 2015. This means the stadium should be operable well over a year before Euro 2016 takes place here.
Euro 2016 countdown: 07 – Stade de Bordeaux
Love it or hate it, this stadium is the most unique one among France’s host list! Designed completely unlike any other, it’s the only one to be built in France by Herzog & de Meuron.
Euro 2016: Group draw over, here’s the calendar
All group games now set, check out detailed times and locations here. Some tasty fixtures await in June 2016 and we can only guess who will make it to the July knock-out games.
New stadium: The steel frustum from Bordeaux
Opening game tomorrow, so let’s take a preview of the latest French stadium. “New Stadium of Bordeaux”, as it’s known for the time being, isn’t only new, it’s one of a kind too!
Bordeaux: Farewell, Lescure!
On Saturday fans of Girondins triumphantly marched to their old stadium and later stayed there for hours after victorious derby. This was their last home game at the Lescure,
Bordeaux: Euro 2016 makes easy conversion to rugby
One of the last elements still not completed at Stade Atlantique is the 1,000 temporary seats behind both goals. They’re meant to allow fast conversion to rugby mode without pushing an entire stand away from the field.
Bordeaux: Final touches on site as grass is beginning to grow
The jaw-dropping outer appearance, stands, roof and even seats are all in place, just as in renderings. As most works move inside the stadium amenities, grass is showing on the future field.
Bordeaux: Roof almost ready, first giant screen mounted
First of two giant screens was mounted under the roof of Stade Atlantique this week. The Euro 2016 arena is entering its construction’s final stages as the roof and external cladding are almost done.