|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Design||Architektur Ingenieurbüro Billstein|
Südstadion – design description
The concept envisions complete redevelopment of not only Cologne’s South Stadium, but also the nearby sports hall. The development will be phased to allow constant use of the facilities.
First, a new indoor hall will be built in the south, enabling demolition of the old one (blocking stadium expansion). Along the hall 4 full-sized training fields are to be built.
Second phase will see a new east stand added to the stadium, providing 5,000 covered seats and all the infrastructure necessary to hold football games. With corporate hospitality facilities it will become the new heart of the stadium, enough to hold games on its own.
This way in the third phase replacement of all three remaining stands will be possible. No longer with a running track, the stadium will become a simple football-specific one. It would use the existing heated field and floodlights.