Marseille: What’s new at Vélodrome?
source: OM.net; author: michał
Today at 1700h fans will first see their beloved stadium since the last season. In the meantime Ganay stand’s second tier has been completed and now works moved on to the roof – club informs.
Although the Ganay stand (opposite main one) remains closed for public at the start of 2012/13 season, supporters will surely notice changes. Not only visual ones (like the finished massive second tier), but also in comfort.
New promenades and access routes have been built to the stands behind goals, improving not only access to the ground, but also toilet and catering facilities. After all, better catering is higher matchday revenue…
More and more visible is the future roof structure, starting to grow from precast steel trusses. For now only over the Ganay stand, but at the end of September works should switch behind one of the goals as each stand should take some 2 months to cover.
In 2013 the 7,500-ton structure should be self-supporting and touching the ground only in four spots, but before it reaches expected strength, additional pillars will be set inside and outside the ground to support it.