Budapest: New MTK stadium in just 360 days

source:; author: michał

Budapest: New MTK stadium in just 360 days Less than a year should be enough time to build the brand new Nandor Hidegkuti Stadion in Budapest. Summer of 2016 should bring one more new stadium in Hungary.


On July 31 the demolition and excavation works at old Nandor Hidfdegkuti Stadion are to end. The works priced at HUF 148.5 million (roughly 500,000 $/€) see 15,000 tons of rubble and 24,000 tons of soil removed from the site. Some of the remains are to be recycled in new stadium construction though, as MTK hope the building to be certified as green.

Tender for general contractor of the stadium was launched on June 26 and bids will be opened on August 10. Tamás Deutsch overseeing the stadium projects on behalf of Hungarian government assured construction work will commence on September 1. From then the selected contractor will have 360 days to deliver the stadium.

Nandor Hidegkuti Stadion

The 5,500-capacity stadium (with expansion enabled) would then be handed over on August 26. Official opening is initially scheduled for September 22, when MTK Budapest is likely to face Sporting Lisbon, their European Cup Winners’ Cup final rivals from 1964.

The project is expected to cost HUF 4.5 billion (€14.5m / $16m). However any final figures won’t be known at least until the preferred bidder is selected.