|Contractor||Terragaz Construct, Concelex, MC General Construct|
Description: Stadionul Steaua
New concept for the Steaua stadium differs significantly from the vision officially presented in early 2018. The impressive star shape is effectively gone, can be seen only in the layout of outer plazas and promenades.
Also gone is the outer skin, which means fans using sanitary and catering facilities will not be fully protected from the elements. Only a row of slanted columns will act as outline of the stadium, while the main stand is to be glazed.
These changes come as optimisation effort in order to speed up construction and make it more economically viable. Thus the drastic decrease in amount of steel used in the roof structure or replacement of polycarbonate by tin in roof cladding. The auditorium has been straightened (initially stands were to be curved slightly for improved sightlines) to facilitate prefabrication and installation.
Though the final concept is less impressive than the first one by almost any measure, there are some areas in which it brings increases. Capacity has grown by roughly 700 seats, while total surface increases from 70,000 to 82,000 m2.
Bucharest: Stadionul Steaua shines! But fans have to wait
Photos of its illumination grabbed headlines, while virtual tour of the stadium shows that its almost entirely ready. But everyone is waiting for the big moment: opening for Steaua fans.
Bucharest: Stadionul Steaua formally completed
At the end of November, the Prime Minister of Romania, Ludovic Orban, officially approved the newly built Steaua Stadionul. It was not a formal opening of the stadium as it is scheduled for April 9th, 2021. The facility is to serve the players of Steaua in the third division.
UEFA: Last 2021-2023 finals awarded
We might not be talking Champions or Europa League but it's still an exciting announcement by UEFA. Italy, Albania, Romania and Georgia will shine in the Nations League, Europa Conference League and U21 Euros between 2021 and 2023.
Bucharest: Opening of Stadionul Steaua in April?
Construction pace is impressive and should see the stadium ready for use in roughly 2 months from now. But official sources suggest opening might not take place until April of 2021.