|Capacity before works||17 500|
|Construction||05/01/2015 - 07/2016|
|Cost||€ 39.1 million|
The HPP Architekten concept was selected along with Köster’s contractor bid in November 2014 as most viable scheme for Erfurt’s largest stadium redevelopment. From early drawings to delivery the project should cost €39.1 million, slightly over earlier €35m estimations.
Only the main grandstand will be left from the existing Steigerwaldstadion, though floodlight masts are also planned to be retained. Perhaps most notably, though, the stadium will also keep its running track, unlike many other redevelopments in Germany. Instead of rectangular, the new stadium will resemble an octagon.
Aesthetically red and white roof sheets will be the most significant element, forming a la-ola impression with their layout. This is associated with colours of both Rot-Weiss Erfurt, the land of Thüringen and the German athletic association.
Thanks to simple prefab structure the stadium should be ready within less than 1.5 year.
Erfurt: Stadium not ready, but 3. Liga begins
Formally the reconstruction of Steigerwaldstadion should have ended tomorrow, but instead it will go on for two more months. Still, that won’t stop Rot-Weiß Erfurt from hosting their opening game of the season!
New construction: Steigerwaldstadion (almost) rebuilt from scratch
From today onwards you may follow the build in Erfurt via StadiumDB.com. One stand is rising, two more to come soon as the city is erecting its own multifunction arena.
New design: The octagonal vision for Erfurt
There are only a handful of stadiums with this kind of layout. And by mid-2016 there will be one more, this time in German city of Erfurt.
Germany: Construction in Erfurt to be launched soon?
Rot-Weiß Erfurt confirmed they are slowly moving out of their current home, because it’s expected to become a construction site within the next few months. Then a 21,800-capacity arena will be built.