S. Dariaus ir S. Girėno stadionas
|Clubs||FBK Kaunas, Stumbras, Kauno Žalgiris|
|Category||Design being implemented|
|Cost||€ 34.9 mln ?|
|Construction||2018 - ?|
Description: S. Dariaus ir S. Girėno stadionas
With the prolonged inability of authorities to deliver a new national stadium in Vilnius, Kaunas has for many years been the Lithuanian city with the largest stadium. S. Dariaus ir S. Girėno Stadionas received its current form in 1979 and in 2017 the vision of its thorough upgrade was drawn.
The plan foresees a brand new main stand in the east (filling existing gap), housing all crucial facilities and a rather modest number of spectators. The 1979-dated C-shaped concrete stands are to be rebuilt and filled in parts where the auditorium was missing. This way the stadium will grow from over 9,000 to over 15,000, ensuring Kaunas retains its status of the city with Lithuania's largest stadium.
For the first time in history all seats will be covered and the stadium is expected to meet major requirements for both football (UEFA Category 4) and athletics. But, perhaps most interestingly, the stadium will be clad entirely with timber. This way its flowing facade is expected to fit nicely within the woodland surroundings.