Nieuw Nationaal Stadion (I)
|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Cost||€ 314 mln|
Description: Nieuw Nationaal Stadion (I)
The concept is one of three bids for the design, construction and operation of Belgium’s new national stadium. The ground’s capacity has been pre-set at 60,250 seats and its site is located in northern Brussels, at Parking C near the current national stadium.
The complex will occupy 11 hectares altogether, while inside the stadium seats for corporate clients will be divided into several categories. There are two restaurants overlooking the field planned (100-seat each), 90 skyboxes (for 1,100 people), a box of honor (350) and a special top class box (50). Additionally, some 4,000 business seats will be placed on the main stand. Also, wheelchair users will have 250 spaces.
Selection of the preferred bidder is due in early 2015. Construction will follow in 2016 and within under 3 years (in 2018) the stadium will be delivered, timely ahead of Euro 2020. Afterwards the national team and RSC Anderlecht will provide constant football use.
Along the Brussels Arena Maximus (Jaspers-Eyers, Ghelamco, BAM), the new stadium and its adjoined commercial/leisure facilities will be located on a raised esplanade covered in grass. Underneath is parking sites for the stadium will be provided. Within the stadium itself corner sections were emphasized, providing room for additional facilities that would increase revenue.
Brussels: National stadium could be downsized to 40,000
Ghelamco revealed their plan to accommodate Anderlecht's wishes by reducing capacity after Euro 2020. The simplified design should also take less time to build.
Euro 2020: UEFA sets ultimatum for Brussels
They only have 2 months to prove that Brussels can indeed host games of Euro 2020. If they fail, UEFA will take away hosting rights from Belgium. It would be the first such case.
Brussels: Change of fate for Eurostadium after all?
The Flemish Brabant executive decided that road no. 3 can be demolished without consequence. This again opens up possibility for new national stadium to be built in time for Euro 2020.
Brussels: No planning permission for Eurostadium
Very significant blow, which will slow the project down by no less than 3.5 months. Still, Ghelamco assure they have a plan to get Belgium's new national stadium delivered.
Brussels: Anderlecht abandons Eurostadium plan
Once again RSC Anderlecht dropped a bombshell about new national stadium scheme. The club decided to withdraw from the project late yesterday.
Euro 2020: Could Brussels lose hosting rights?
This would be a huge embarrassment, but according to Alain Courtois it’s increasingly likely that Brussels could be stripped of Euro 2020. Meanwhile conflict between investor and local council is heating up.
Brussels: Opposition mounts again for Eurostadium
Neighbouring municipalities express their resistance against the planned national stadium in northern Brussels. Opposing MP reveals millions to be paid by taxpayers.
Brussels: Eurostadium still uncertain?
At least 65 appeals against demolition of a local road were filed and need to be examined. If any of them is upheld, the new national stadium in northern Brussels might not be built.
Brussels: Ghelamco files planning application for Eurostadium
After good news from October now the proposed national stadium in Brussels has planning application officially filed. Within some 100 days from now we might see groundbreaking.
Brussels: Finally a breakthrough for Eurostadium?
Finally the new national stadium of Belgium received positive environmental impact assessment. This open the way for planning permission and groundbreaking. About time…
Brussels: Eurostadium suffers from further blows
Over 2,000 people from the neighbourhood are trying to stop the new national stadium of Belgium. This time it’s about a road running through the planned venue.
Brussels: Anderlecht uncertain about stadium future
If the proposed national stadium doesn’t get built, Anderlecht will be left with old issue of where to play. Apparently, the club are far from secure in their Euro Stadium hopes.
Brussels: National stadium groundbreaking in 2017
It should have been underway for a month now, but won’t begin until next year. Ghelamco officially confirmed the new groundbreaking date for Belgium’s new national stadium.
Brussels: Can this be the „final blow” for Eurostadium?
New national stadium from Brussels appears to meet another major hurdle before even having ground broken. This time it’s about the project’s mobility study. Time is extremely scarce already.
Brussels: Groundbreakng for new national stadium later?
Plans of breaking ground on March 14 may have to be scrapped after Ghelamco was asked to amend the documents submitted. Belgium’s new national stadium may be set back one month.
Brussels: Contract signed, Anderlecht on board
After somewhat tense negotiations Anderlecht joined other partners to become anchor tenant of the new national stadium. Project should see groundbreaking in 2016.
Brussels: Anderlecht shocks, Euro 2020 in jeopardy?
Almost at the last moment Anderlecht informed about leaving the national stadium partnership. Without the club financial viability of the project may be challenged and thus also hosting Euro 2020 in Brussels.
Brussels: Groundbreaking at “Eurostadion” on March 14
Environmental impact report is released for consultation and it brings further details on Belgium’s new national stadium. Capacity slightly up and groundbreaking date set.
Brussels: “Habemus papam” - agreement reached on national stadium
Whether appropriately or not, Brussels executive for sports Alain Curtois compared negotiations over the new national stadium to selecting the new pope. Most importantly: it all seems settled now!
Brussels: Heysel redevelopment still viable?!
Current plans of building from scratch are based on the assumption that existing national stadium cannot be upgraded. But it can, or so claim known Belgian architects.