Stadion Miejski w Łodzi (Stadion ŁKS-u Łódź)
|Target capacity||18 029|
|Capacity before works||5 700|
|Category||Construction in progress|
|Cost||PLN 94 million (phase 1), PLN 129 million (phase 2)|
|Design||Perbo-Inwestycje sp. z o.o. sp.k., DiG Sowińscy|
|Address||Aleja Unii Lubelskiej 2, 94-020 Łódź|
Description: Stadion ŁKS-u
The plan to build a new municipal stadium replacing old one at Al. Unii 2 dates back to 2011. A ‘design+build’ tender was launched then, won by the Budus + Mostostal Zabrze consortium. Despite demolition works beginning in July 2012, contractors abandoned the site as one of them was found bankrupt.
A new tender was then launched in mid-2013, resulting in Mirbud winning the contract, building along the initially set plan. Due to financial constraints the Lodz municipality temporarily scrapped a secondary indoor hall planned along the stadium, while the stadium itself was spread over two phases.
Phase one saw the old stadium demolished (leaving one stand for use until the new one is ready to take ŁKS games) and new stadium built north of the old site, with only one stand. That grandstand is to hold 5,700 and all necessary infrastructure. Further three stands are to be added in the future, giving some 18,000 seats.
Mirbud had 20 months to complete the first phase, priced at PLN 94 million (€23.5m), suggesting a late 2015 delivery date. Previously abandoned, demolition of the old stadium began in late December 2013.
Nearly 4 years after completion of the first grandstand, Mirbud was again selected as preferred bidder in mid-2019, pledging to deliver the three remaining stands for PLN 129 million (€30.3m), within 36 months. However, following the contract signing, the company announced it would work on speeding up the process to perhaps just 24 months.
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New construction: Stadion ŁKS-u Łódź
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