Though only 3,700 in capacity, the new main grandstand of KV Oostende is expected to cost €9 million. Understandable when we mention a third of it will be business seats.
The plan presented just two days ago by KV Oostende envisages replacement of three small stands along the western side of Albertparkstadion with one larger and unified structure. Covered with sand-coloured brick and wooden baleens (painted red and green to represent club colours), the stand will have a simple, modern design.
Altogether it will accommodate 3,700 people on a single tier, of which a third (1,250) will be dedicated to corporate clients and further 150 to the media. While this will become the largest stand of the stadium, overall capacity will remain at 8,000.
The new stand will be partially sunken in order to minimize impact on surrounding housing. It will offer three floors. Lowermost, partly underground, will provide facilities for players, delegates, etc. Second one would house offices and press center, while uppermost would be dedicated to hospitality facilities.
The entire project should cost €9 million and allow fast return of significant chunk thanks to the business seats. While majority will be financed privately by KV Oostende, the club may apply for nearly €700,000 of subsidies from the Flemish Government. Construction should be a simple and relatively short process of under one season.