Stadion Radomiaka Radom
|Target capacity||15 000|
|Capacity before works||6 000|
|Category||Construction in progress|
|Construction||04/05/2016 – 31/12/2022 (1st phase)|
|Contractor||Rosa-Bud, Maxto / Betonox|
Stadion Radomiaka – construction description
What are the plans for the new Radomiak stadium?
The new Radomiak venue will be built partly in place of the club’s old facility Stadion im. Braci Czachorów, although it will be rotated 90 degrees in relation to it. An integral part of the project, the so-called Radom Sports Center (Radomskie Centrum Sportu), is a new indoor arena to be integrated with the stadium. The capacity of the venue will be 5600 spectators, while the stadium will hold 15,000. The ground is to be built in two stages; the first assumed the construction of only stands along the pitch, which were to provide 8500 seats, while in the second stage the missing stands behind the goals are to be added. Eventually, two corner stands will also be built as part of the first stage, and the capacity of the auditorium after this part of the construction will be 8840 spectators.
When did the construction of the new Radomiak stadium start?
In October 2015 the tender for the construction of Radom Sports Center was announced, which was won by ROSA-BUD in partnership with MAXTO. The value of the contract was PLN 110 million. The last match at the old stadium was held on 9th April 2016, and on 4th May of the same year the first official groundbreaking ceremony was held with the participation of the mayor of the city Radosław Witkowski among others. According to the original plans, the indoor arena was to be ready in the second half of July 2018 and the stadium two months later.
What delays have occurred in the construction of the Radomiak stadium?
The project faced problems from the beginning, it was only in September 2016 that the construction concept was presented, and in April 2017 the building permit was issued. On 15th May 2017 a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the second time, this time for the stadium itself (works on the indoor arena were already progressing). Due to further delays, an addendum was signed in June 2018, according to which the arena was to be completed in November 2018 and the stadium in February 2019.
Why was the initial agreement with the first contractor for the new Radomiak stadium terminated?
When, at the beginning of 2019, the contractor asked for another extension of the deadline, as well as an additional PLN 23 million, Municipal Sports and Recreation Center (MOSiR) withdrew from the contract. An evaluation carried out subsequently revealed several irregularities. In May 2019, a tender for the completion of the works was announced, but no interested party came forward at the first closing date. In the second tender, the consortium of Erekta Budownictwo/Interiors Karolina Pawlak won, but when the contract was to be signed in November the consortium pulled out of the project. The contract, worth over PLN 82 million, was finally signed on 16 January 2020 with the second bidder, Betonox.
Why were the newly erected stands demolished during the construction of Radomiak stadium?
The new contractor was given a year to complete the construction. However, in May it turned out that the north stand was built without proper foundations. A decision was made to partially demolish the prefabricated structure built so far, then a new retaining wall had to be erected, and the foundations needed to be piled and improved. This resulted in a significant increase in costs and an extension of the completion date. In the summer of 2021, it became apparent that the south stand also needed similar measures to be taken.
When was the new indoor arena next to the Radomiak stadium ready for use?
The indoor venue was opened in December 2021. The first stage of the stadium construction is still to be completed by the end of 2022.
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