Puskás Ferenc Stadion
|Cost||HUF 142,85 mld / bln|
|Design||György Skardelli (Skardelli Studio)|
|Contractor||ZÁÉV Zrt., Magyar Építő Zrt.|
Description: Puskás Ferenc Stadion
New national stadium of Hungary is to be built within the bowl of existing Ferenc Puskas Stadium. With football-specific layout stands will have much smaller blueprint than the old ones, leaving much room for additional facilities, which would support the surrounding Olympic Centre and provide extra revenue possibilities.
Altogether 15 indoor sports halls within the stadium will allow hosting 21 various disciplines. Perhaps most interestingly, an 800-meter training running track will be placed above the stands (!), with a panoramic view of Budapest.
Capacity is to be kept at similar level with old stadium, at 67,889 people. Below them over 200,000 sqm of space will be available, hosting a 150-room hotel, offices and conference centre. Existing stadium's main building will be retained and serve as football museum.
Construction is expected to start in 2017 and end in 2019, costing HUF 190 billion, an estimate including underground parking throughout the stadium.
Budapest: Celebration without victory
Sell-out crowd welcomed Budapest's new football temple. And even though Uruguay won the opening game against Hungary, the inauguration of Puskás Aréná was a historic event. In just over half a year Euro 2020 is coming to this impressive venue.
Budapest: Hungarians to flood national stadium
Demand for tickets was so huge that the system crashed. All of the distribution took just 4 days and could have been even faster. In mid-November Hungary will see the first such impressive football crowd in years.
Budapest: Orbán to personally oversee national stadium
Hungarian prime minister himself will make sure that new national stadium is built in time to safely host Euro 2020. It’s a matter of national prestige for Hungary.
Budapest: Construction almost launched at Puskas
New national stadium of Hungary is officially contracted, we should see groundbreaking within days rather than weeks. Especially with limited time for delivery of this Euro 2020 venue.
Budapest: No 2024 Olympics, but burden remains
They were the underdog, but Budapest’s dream of the Olympics was cut short yesterday. The bid was withdrawn. Still, taxpayers have to foot immense bill for the national stadium.
Budapest: Alarming delay for new national stadium
Works on the new Ferenc Puskas Stadium will take longer than planned and groundbreaking is still waiting to happen. Opening could take place soon before Euro 2020.
New design: Budapest presents the 2024 Olympic Stadium
They’re yet to win the hosting rights, but already made it to the shortlist of three final bidders. Budapest reveals its plans for 2024 Olympic Stadium.
Budapest: Legendary stadium to vanish by October
If you want to catch the last visit to Budapest’s famous Puskas Ferenc Stadion, it’s the last moment! In 8 months the stadium won’t exist anymore.
Hungary: Farewell, Legend of Budapest!
It’s the end of an era for Hungarian football. The country’s most impressive and recognized stadium is officially closed and awaiting demolition. New one will be even larger, which raises questions.
2024 Olympics: IOC confirms five candidates
No last-minute surprise in the race to host 2024 Olympics. Only the well-established bids we already know were submitted to the IOC. Budapest, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome are in.
Budapest: Too expensive, national stadium downsized
This would have been the most impressive stadium ever for such a price. But what seemed too good to be true, actually proved 50% more expensive. But the way costs are tackled raises questions.
Hungary: Budapest to join the 2024 Olympics race?
Mayor of Budapest confirms his city should be ready to hold the 2024 Olympics. Will the IOC agree with his notion?
Hungary: Billions for new stadiums in 2015
They opened three new stadiums in 2014. This year works are to commence or progress at 22 (!) major projects. The government plans to spend 67.144 billion forints.
Euro 2020: UEFA’s safe choice of hosts
There’s hardly any surprise in the list of 13 host cities. Sure, Saint Petersburg is included despite Russia’s aggression. Sure, Stockholm is out and Baku has quarterfinals, but that wasn’t hard to predict.
Euro 2020: All 19 bids evaluated by UEFA
It seems Wembley may prepare the champagne for next Friday. Russia and Israel are in a disturbing political situation, while Macedonia, Bulgaria and Belarus are the underdogs unlikely to get a piece of Euro 2020.
Budapest: Amazing national stadium presented in Hungary
The final concept has landed. It’s even larger and more impressive than expected initially. And atop the stands it’s going to have… a running track!
Budapest: Hungarian national stadium more expensive, but still cheap?
Hungarian government confirmed the new national sports complex will consume more funds, but will still be very good value for money. The 65,000-capacity stadium should cost €325 million.
Euro 2020: Complete list of 19 bidding stadiums
Despite over 30 countries expressing interest initially, the final bidding list is short and will see only 6 bids rejected. Which will it be? Here are all stadiums submitted as candidates.
Hungary: Society against public stadium investment
Republikon Institute carried out a survey showing massive opposition to government’s plans of pumping money into football stadiums. Only 16% agree that football should be the priority sport at all.
Euro 2020: All you need to know about interested countries
Or, in other words, all we were able to find digging a lot deeper than just the brief info released by UEFA. It took us a while, but this is – according to our knowledge – the most comprehensive analysis of Euro 2020 potential bids.