|Cost||€ 16.5 mln|
|Construction||07.2015 - 06.2016|
|Design||Sigge Architects / Viiva Arkkitehtuuri|
Hietalahden Stadion – design description
In this case we’re not talking of a new stadium, rather vast expansion of the existing one. The field of play and main grandstand of Heitalahden Stadion will be left in place, while three new greater grandstands will be built on remaining sides. In fact, once they’re ready in 2016, the old stand will look very modest.
The C-shaped sections will add 4,600 new covered seats at the price of over €16 million. This actually sparked some criticism when compared to the Seinäjoki stadium built at the same time. While it seems to offer better value for money than the Vaasa project, new stands in Vaasa should provide more floor space in return.
Ground was broken on the stadium in July 2015 and the entire new structure is expected to be ready as soon as mid-2016.