|Cost||261 mln €|
One of the main goals with this Project is to respect and largely retain the historical form created in 1938. It will see new seats and roof expansion to cover all sections, but not change the stadium’s proportions or skyline.
Vast redevelopment is to happen inside with new functions and improved ones of the existing infrastructure being planned. With the wish for surroundings not to be changed much, no new building will be erected around the stadium, which means some facilities will have to go underground, forming a welcoming green leisure complex on the surface and possibly buzzing event centre underneath.
The extent of changes and constraints of the existing stadium cause its budget to be a very significant one, standing at some €240 million ($325m).
Helsinki: Stadium reopening, the Finnish way
After lengthy reconstruction the Olympiastadion in Helsinki is about to reopen. And Finns are doing it their way: for weeks residents will be able to visit nearly all places at the stadium, even use the Olympic facilities for exercise!
Finland: Skanska to rebuild Olympiastadion
Skanska have won their highest ever contract in Finland. The company will renovate the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki and works are expected to begin shortly.
Helsinki: More costly Olympic renovation
Finland decided not to build a new national stadium, instead renovating the historic one. This project has just become more controversial as price increased by 25% before work even started for good.
Helsinki: Last days of the old Olympiastadion
It’s the last two days to visit the national stadium of Finland and possibly find a souvenir. Just before Christmas the building will be closed for three long years of redevelopment.
Helsinki: Fans dismantled legendary Olympiastadion benches
In just a week some 10,000 people came to the Helsinki Olympiastadion for souvenirs. It’s the famous wooden benches that have to go before stadium renovation.
Helsinki: Olympiastadion slightly cheaper, but a year later
From the outside you won’t notice any change and still the project is priced at over €200 million. And that’s still cheaper than the initial plan which also envisaged a pavilion built next to the stadium.