Nieuw Stadion Heracles
|Cost||30 mln €|
|Contractor||B2W, BAM Utiliteitsbouw|
Description: Nieuw Stadion Heracles
The project was introduced in 2011 as a way to solve the insufficient capacity problem at Heracles’ Polman Stadion. New venue would be built next to the existing one and hold 15,000 people with expansion to 20,000 possible.
Initial plans aimed at construction start in early 2012 and end in mid-2013. This proved impossible, forcing to postpone the date to early 2013 and mid-2014, respectively.
Cost is to be covered by a loan from Almelo municipality (€15m) and private funds generated by Heracles (€15m). Potential naming rights contract may prove a way to help finance the venue, but no deal has yet been made, despite press information about Ten Cate buying the name.
Design and construction: Polman Stadion reimagined
Heracles Almelo want to pursue local rivals Twente Enschede by upgrading their stadium. Just 15 years from opening its capacity is about to double.
Netherlands: No new stadium for Almelo, renovation instead
Heracles Almelo won't see their bold stadium plan come to fruition. The club now abandoned the 15,000-capacity project in favour of complete renovation and expansion of Stadion Polman.
Holland: Shops inside the stadium to sink the dream of Heracles?
Heracles Almelo hope to build their new 15,000-seater along with private partners Wyckerveste and BAM. But consultants report that placing 22,000 sqm of shopping space isn't feasible. Council is to vote on the idea on Tuesday, retaildetail.nl informs.