|Cost||€ 10.5 mln|
|Design||Arkkitehtitoimisto Jääskeläinen Oy|
Seinäjoki Stadion – design description
First attempts of building a brand new stadium in Seinäjoki date back to 2011, but eventually groundbreaking could only take place in 2015. The main grandstand will unusually be located on the north-east side instead of west.
The stadium for roughly 6,000 fans will be ready in 2016, replacing the dated multi-use one some 2km east. That’s right, it’s being built in a completely new location, one occupied by forests until 2015.
Interestingly, the stadium is largely funded privately instead of the traditional model based on taxpayer money. Local authorities will supply roughly a fifth of the budget (over €2m), while the home team will cover the remainder (€8m+). SJK hope to pay their new home off within 10-15 years and be Finnish football’s powerhouse by then.