Stadion Lokomotiv

Capacity14 000
Country Bulgaria
CityPlovdiv
ClubsLokomotiv
CategoryDesign awaiting implementation
CostBGN 10 mln ?
Construction2021-2024
Design Inzhproekt OOD
Contractor Rudin OOD

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Description: Stadion Lokomotiv

The first concept for stadium's reconstruction emerged in 2010, but after a few years the project was abandoned. Thanks to government funding granted to the city of Plovdiv in February 2020, plans to improve football infrastructure for two local clubs have been revived. Stadion Lokomotiv will replace the old facility located near Lauta Park in the south-eastern part of the city.

Arena will consist of four independent, single-tier stands, which will be covered with a flat roof. Corners are to remain undeveloped. The construction works will start from "Besika" stand, where the most ardent Lokomotiv fans normally sit.

Documentation of the aforementioned stand is ready and technical details of the next two tribunes ("Sportklub" and south stand) are under preparation. The main stand is still in the conceptual phase as available financing does not allow for its construction. The plan is to open one new tribune each year.

"Besika" was demolished in 2004 and a temporary structure has been installed in its place in recent years. Its new facilities are expected to include a museum, club shop and restaurants. All this is to be located on the ground floor. According to UEFA recommendations, the roof of this stand is to protect at least 70% of spectators from rain. The works are to be completed by the end of this year.

The main (central) stand will have 5 floors of back-up facilities, which will include VIP areas, administration rooms and a conference room. Media representatives are to use two TV studios and several booths for commentators.

Total capacity of the venue will be 14,000 (3 stands are to accommodate 9,000 fans and the central stand - 5,000). Each of the tribunes will have 26 rows. A sector for traveling fans is to be located on the south stand.

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