Stadionul Francisc von Neuman
|Cost||RON 37.63 mln|
|Contractor||SC TEHNODOMUS SA Arad|
|Address||310350 Arad, Calea Aurel Vlaicu 36, Romania|
Stadionul Francisc von Neuman – design description
Entirely new stadium in Arad is to be built in the place of old Stadionul Francisc von Neumann, almost in the centre of the city. Before planning began it was decided the field and floodlights would be retained in their existing form. This determined size and layout of the stands, because there is no room for corner sections due to roads and existing buildings.
Since 2009 there was a concept of a stadium with four independent stands able to hold over 12,000 people. This means the designed stadium wouldn’t outgrow its predecessor (at peak size in history). Initial proposal suggested there would be a circular tensile roof covered with membrane, but that idea was later verified in favour of a more modest one, seeing each stand covered separately.
General construction contract was signed in 2014 and gives the contractor 36 months to complete the stadium. The stands alone would cost RON 32.7 million, but additional 4.9 million was awarded in 2015 to build a heated field.
Romania: Beauty in Arad born from pain
The construction of the stadium was supposed to take three years, but unfortunately it took as long as six years. The final result is impressive, but a lot of controversy was caused by numerous shortcomings that cast a shadow over the entire project.
Romania: Laughter through tears in Arad
Its construction time is 100% longer than contracted, its price tag grew just as much. And yet the new Stadionul Francisc Neuman not only isn't ready, it became a nationwide laughing stock.