Stadion Miejski w Łodzi (Stadion ŁKS-u Łódź)
|Cost||PLN 94 million (phase 1)|
|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 scrapped a secondary indoor hall planned along the stadium, while the stadium itself was spread over two phases.
Phase one will see 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 two stands are to be added in the future, giving 16,500 seats, with potential to go beyond 20,000 with another stand in the north.
Mirbud has 20 months to complete the first phase, priced at PLN 94 million (€23.5m / $25m), suggesting a late 2015 delivery date. Previously abandoned, demolition of the old stadium began in late December 2013.
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