Gradski Stadion Čair Niš
|Construction||07.2011 - 2013|
|Cost||SRD 925 million|
Stadion Čair – construction description
First concept for a revamped stadium in Nis was created back in 2004, but never came to fruition. One from 2010 was more lucky with demolition works on three stands (goal ends north and south and eastern stand) beginning in mid-2011, as planned. These parts of the stadium were in worst condition after not having been renovated for decades – eastern one closed for the public since 1990’s.
First phase left the main grandstand untouched, allowing for constant football and athletic use of the ground during construction process. The prefab structures on three sides of the field were quite easy to erect and cheap (with budget of RSD925m or some €10m), but were not finished in the initial timeframe – by the end of 2012. Both ends were opened for the 2012/13 season, but eastern stand was delayed to 2013.
After first phase capacity is 18,157 with curved ends having 9,037 and the double-tiered eastern stand 6,966. When (or if) the main stand gets revamped, it is to resemble the opposite one, raising capacity to some 23,000.