Stade Olympique de Diamniadio
|Cost||XOF 155 mld / bln|
|Construction||20/02/2020 - 2022|
Stade Olympique de Diamniadio – design description
The construction of the stadium takes place in Diamniadio, south-east of Dakar. It is a newly established city, located approximately 30 kilometres from the capital of the country. The venue is to be the main arena of the 2026 Youth Olympic Games.
A rectangular facility with rounded corners will be well ventilated thanks to the airy facade consisting of metal panels. They can be lit at night. The auditorium was divided into two levels. There will be 50 VIP boxes with a total capacity of 1,500 seats, 1,664 places for the press and 40 entrance gates for fans.
Stade Olympique de Diamniadio is part of a sports complex, which will also include a mini athletics stadium with a 2000-seat grandstand and training pitches. The area of the stadium is to be 88,00 square metres, its height up to 40 metres and dimensions of the playing field 105 x 68 m.
The design assumes 3,250 parking spaces, a sewage treatment plant, emergency power generators and a solar power plant. 10,000 square metres of green areas will be created around the arena.
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