Berlin: Hertha approve first spending towards new stadium

source: Morgenpost.de / StadionWelt.de

Berlin: Hertha approve first spending towards new stadium Hertha officials confirmed the club has commissioned a feasibility study for a new football-specific stadium. Meanwhile a renowned architect suggests reconfiguration of Olympiastadion is possible.

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Hertha Berlin president Werner Gegenbauer confirmed on Friday that the club commissioned delivery of a feasibility study. The goal: finding best possible conditions to deliver a new 50,000+ stadium in Berlin.

The feasibility study should indicate where exactly and with what financial framework should the new stadium be built. It’s expected that a football-specific stadium could cost Hertha over €200 million ($228m), which means the club needs at least one major private partner for the project.

Olympiastadion

The feasibility study marks the very first expenditure Hertha is making towards the recently confirmed dream of building their own stadium. The study should come at €75,000-90,000.

However, in a recent quote renowned architect Thomas Glöckner assured that Olympiastadion might be converted along Hertha’s expectations after all. Glöckner, man behind famous reconstruction of Leipzig’s Zentralstadion, thinks new stands might be built within existing bowl, without damaging the historical facade and masterplan.

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