SC Freiburg Stadion

Capacity34 700
Country Germany
CityFreiburg
ClubsSC Freiburg
CategoryDesign awaiting implementation
Cost€ 76 mln
Construction2018-2020
Design HPP Architekten
Contractor Köster GmbH

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Description: SC Freiburg Stadion

As selected by voters in the 2015 referendum, the city of Freiburg decided to build a brand new football stadium in Wolfswinkel area, beside a local airport. It's part of a much larger urban scheme that will see residential estates added around.

Launched in 2016, the international tender for best and most efficient stadium concept was won by renowned companies HPP and Köster who proposed simple yet distinctive architecture along with satisfying infrastructure for €76 million, below the city's initial estimates of €80-90 million. While built largely with prefabricated elements, the stadium shouldn't become an 'identikit' venue with its diagonal ties and imposing rectangular roof.

Capacity of nearly 35,000 people is more than you might expect from a stadium rising 25 meters above ground, though it should be noted a very high percentage (36%) will be dedicated to standing areas, particularly at the single-tiered south stand. Remaining stands will have two tiers each with a rather low number of VIP/premium seats (2,000).

The stadium will use a heating system that should reduce its carbon footprint by 550 tons of CO2 per year. Its roof will also enable the creation of photovoltaic panels later into its operation.

Early enabling works were announced to begin in autumn of 2017, while the first game should be played in mid-2020.

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