Seinäjoki Stadion

Capacity6 000
Country Finland
CitySeinäjoki
ClubsSJK
CategoryDesign being implemented
Cost€ 10.5 mln
Construction2015-2016
Design Arkkitehtitoimisto Jääskeläinen Oy

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Description: Seinäjoki Stadion

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.

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