|Category||Design being implemented|
|Cost||€ 123 mln ?|
|Construction||09.12.2019 - 2022|
|Design||agn Niederberghaus & Partners|
The new stadium will replace old Wildparkstadion exactly, leaving the playing field intact. For the first time in football-only layout, the new arena is expected to be built in phased, begining with demolition of old curves and erection of temporary sections on both ends. By this means it's hoped to keep capacity above 15,000 throughout the redevelopment.
Architecturally the stadium will be simple, with key aesthetic feature in the form of Y-shaped pillars, rhythmically surrounding the stands. More opaque facade isn't planned for economic reasons. Lightweight membrane canopy will not allow for the erection of significant solar plant, though panels are planned in the south-west.
The auditorium will have a uniform height of 40 rows, however all stands will visually be divided into two levels by an internal promenade. It will split the sections to 10 rows of lower tier and 30 rows of the upper one, while allowing fans to walk around the stadium without losing track of the game.
Germany: New grandstand in Karlsruhe delayed
Seats are being installed, as are standing area railings. But the massive east stand at Wildparkstadion won't be ready in time. This could derail all of the stadium reconstruction effort.
Germany: Construction in Karlsruhe in line with schedule
Pandemic or not, construction work on the new Wildparkstadion in Karlsruhe is progressing as expected. Its first new grandstand should be delivered in September. It's the further phases that may be challenged.
Germany: Potential cost increase in Karlsruhe
It only took a couple months of construction for financial issues to arise in Karlsruhe. General constractor is expecting a vast, €15-30 million increase in funding, according to Badische Neueste Nachrichten.