|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Cost||€ 444 mln|
|Construction||2022 - 2025|
Description: Feyenoord City
Just as selected in March 2016, new Feyenoord stadium is expected to be built at Nieuwe Maas, partly on water. It would become the heart of Feyenoord City, a major revitalization project for this entire part of Rotterdam’s riverside.
Placed on a tall platform, the stadium would rise significantly above existing buildings. And even if outgrown by high-rise offices nearby, it would dominate the area volume-wise, becoming a new landmark visible from all important parts of the city.
The stands would accommodate 63,000 people, as suggested to by ticket demand of Feyenoord, able to sell out such size on more than a few occasions every season. To optimize the cost, the three tiers would be kept rather simple structurally. Even with retractable roof included, the stadium would not be sound-proof for concerts, somehow limiting its versatility but also economizing the project.
One of the key points is making the stadium ramp available for pedestrians and cyclists as a week-long leisure destination. Any fences are to be limited to absolute minimum, while the uppermost third tier of seating would be topped by a viewing deck and restaurant available on non-matchdays.
Old De Kuip would be retained as a listed monument, but reconstructed for new use. The field would get a running track and – along with old lower tier – serve as a leisure space. Instead of the upper deck and roof a panoramic strip of apartments would be constructed. At the same time De Kuip would still serve as a museum and… brewery.
Construction might begin in 2018 and end around 2022-2023. Cost is estimated at €400-500m but, just like the renderings, it’s expected to change noticeably when final documentation is ready.
Rotterdam: Pandemic or not, Feyenoord pushes forward
Feyenoord has confirmed the stadium design is progressing to next stage, despite the turbulent COVID-19 reality. But it's not a done deal just yet. Why?
Rotterdam: Refined Feyenoord City design presented
Final design renderings have been presented in Rotterdam, showcasing the proposed Feyenoord city development in realistic colours and with more detailed landscaping.
New design: Plan B for Feyenoord, though not official
With dark clouds thickening over Feyenoord City, the €1 billion project could theoretically collapse over the ongoing pandemic. Should that happen, there's a new proposal of how the old De Kuip could be reinvented.
Rotterdam: Feyenoord City opening postponed again, to 2025
For the second time in 2019 Feyenoord was forced to postpone opening of the new 63,000-seater. Not in 2023, not in 2024, the country's largest football stadium will come no sooner than 2025.
Rotterdam: Feyenoord plans suffer from a 1 year delay
No longer 2023, the new stadium at Nieuwe Maas will at best open its doors in mid-2024. The project's fate should be decided by year end.
Rotterdam: Feyenoord asks for more time
While the football club needs 3 more months to evaluate the financial benefits of planned 63,000-capacity stadium, the design is evolving. At a recent meeting representation of local residents accepted the updated concept.
Rotterdam: Analyst questions viability of Feyenoord City
If not as a project altogether, then at least for Feyenoord the new commercial project planned on Nieuwe Maas riverside may be a risk more than a chance. Or so claims sports economist dr Tsjalle van der Burg.
Rotterdam: New Feyenoord stadium has to become a floodbank
In normal circumstances this stadium would probably not get the green light. But with insufficient spaces for urban growth a riverbank project needs to be considered. It needs to provide protection from flooding to surrounding areas, though.
Rotterdam: Feyenoord confirm talks with Goldman Sachs
Reigning Dutch champions seek funding for their long-awaited new stadium at the Nieuwe Maas. Not for construction yet, they need some €20 million for preparatory works.
Rotterdam: Feyenoord City gets the green light
The city council agreed not only to allow the construction of new Feyenoord stadium, but indeed to contribute significant amount of money to the project.
Rotterdam: Club and city agree on Feyenoord City
63,000-capacity stadium on Rotterdam’s southern waterfront will require €135 million in public funding. This represents a third of total stadium spending expected.
Rotterdam: Feyenoord asks fans about their stadium desires
From Monday onwards supporters of Feyenoord can list their desires and expectations for the new 63,000-capacity stadium. Consultation results should be known in mid-December.
New design: Feyenoord’s grand plan a step closer
Not in final detail yet, it’s still the master plan we already know. But now we know it better and this could be Feyenoord’s pass back to the top of European football.