SC Freiburg Stadion
|Cost||€ 76 mln|
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.
New stadium: SC Freiburg moved to new home
The club from Baden-Württemberg relocated to the new ground after almost 67 years at Schwarzwald-Stadion. The opening was delayed by more than a year due to technical flaws and the coronavirus pandemic.
Germany: Freiburg stadium lands naming rights before opening
In the first years of its operation, the new stadium in Freiburg will bear the name Europa-Park Stadion. This comes as culmination of 30 years of partnership with the theme park.
Germany: Freiburg stadium should become CO2-neutral
Impressive solar power plant, energy storage, heating as by product from nearby plant, plug-in charging stations for cars and smaller vehicles – these are just some efforts to make the new Freiburg stadium eco-friendly.
Germany: Still no opening date for SC Freiburg stadium
Already almost a year behind schedule, the new 34,700-capacity stadium might not be ready even for the next Bundesliga season. The football club is asking fans for patience and understanding.
Germany: Freiburg stadium surroundings complete
Brand new avenue is now open for traffic, parking sites are ready, as well as the bus terminal. The tram network is awaiting testing until it's extended towards the stadium. As ofr the stadium itself, it's still behind.
Germany: The absurd continues in Freiburg
It was expected that the administrative court would withdraw its ban on evening and Sunday games at the new Freiburg stadium. But the opposite has happened today. Now local authorities promise further fight.
Germany: Opening in Freiburg as late as 2021
It was supposed to be ready this summer but COVID-19 caused significant delays. Now SC Freiburg confirm they will not play any games at the new stadium before January, 2021.
Germany: SC Freiburg stadium delayed by coronavirus
It was supposed to open within a few weeks from now. But today both the club and the city confirm that the new SC Freiburg stadium will not be ready for months, maybe as late as 2021.
Germany: Freiburg court reverses absurd match ban
Last October nearly all of the football world had a laugh at SC Freiburg's expense. Their shiny new stadium was hit with ban on evening and Sunday afternoon matches. Now that ruling has been reversed.
Germany: Construction in Freiburg along schedule, but...
There are no indications that the new stadium for SC Freiburg would come later than anticipated. However, workers from various construction sites in the city are complaining about lack of basic protective equipment.
Freiburg: No games in the new stadium after 8 pm
As reported by Spiegel Online, football matches on the new FC Freiburg stadium cannot be organized in the evenings due to the court’s ruling. The aim of the decision is to protect local residents from excess noise.
Germany: SC Freiburg gives fans an ultra-detailed preview
Their online model doesn't just let you pick your future seat. You can give your height, check sun/shade on any given hour and change position from sitting to standing. On top of that, ticket prices will be frozen or lower, depending which area you pick.
Germany: Cornerstone mounting before end of March
Highest officials and project participants will gather in late March to mount the cornerstone in Wolfswinkel, where new 34,700-capacity stadium is to be opened in 2020.
Germany: Groundbreaking by year end?
Announced for 2019, construction of the new stadium in Freiburg may come some time sooner. Timely proceedings suggest groundbreaking in 2018 is realistic.
Freiburg: Stadium greenlighted, construction from 2019
The city council voted massively in favour of the new stadium in Freiburg yesterday. The nearly-35,000-capacity football ground should see groundbreaking in 2019, although opponents have already announced lawsuits against it.
Germany: Planning progress in Freiburg
Participation of residents begins as the planning application for new SC Freiburg stadium moves forward. Long 5 months after it had been initiall filed. A Stadionwelt.de report.
Germany: See the two runners-up for new Freiburg stadium
We've known the winning concept for over half a year now, but only today learned how the two runners-up shaped their stadium bids. Meet the enjoyable entries from agn and GMP Architekten.