Stadion am Zoo

Capacity23 000
Country Germany
CityWuppertal
ClubsWuppertaler SV
CategoryDesign awaiting implementation
Cost€ 30 mln
Construction2018-2020
Design Küpper Bros.

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Description: Stadion am Zoo

Theoretically this project includes reconfiguration of only one grandstand but it actually means the whole stadium would change its standard and layout. First, let's list what's staying untouched: the historical main stand, with its monument-listed main building. Second, the two ends which were rebuilt entirely in 2005-2008.

The one grandstand expected to be rebuilt is the eastern opposite-straight. It won't change capacity but will move fans closer to the action.

Much more important than changes to the auditorium is what's planned around it. Circular building with 12,000m2 of floor space would encompass three stands. It will provide new facilities for regular supporters, VIP boxes, offices for local foundation and numerous commercial outlets.

Their lease should help pay for the project's cost, expected to be covered privately and then recouped by the investor. Additionally, the stadium's new layout will provide insulation from noise and lighting pollution with more enclosed composition and floodlights moved to new roof rather than masts.

Additionally, the entire new facility would be covered in photovoltaic panels, which are announced to supply enough clean energy to power the stadium and, on a daily basis, nearby zoo.

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