It should have been delivered by now, but initial plans were put on hold. Along the new one construction may begin within days or slightly later. Outcome to be ready in a year.
Perhaps as soon as this week football fans in Hungarian city of Miskolc will see the very last game at their old stadium. The Saturday fixture against Debrecen might be the farewell one if construction of a new one is approved and taken over by contractors soon.
Approval is still required from the government who are financing bulk of the project. Construction tender has already been carried out and only one bidder met the threshold of HUF 10.9 billion ($39 million). When approved, the company will take over at the site and get one year to build covered grandstands for 15,000 people.
The current ground’s anchor tenants would prefer to stage their home games until late October as they await two important fixtures against Videoton (15/10) and Ferencvaros (29/10). If construction makes it impossible, these games will be played in Mezőkövesd where a new stadium was opened earlier this year, though with a much lower capacity of 6,000. This is the likeliest venue to host all remaining matches until the Miskolc stadium is ready.
Initially the stadium planned in Miskolc was expected to see groundbreaking in mid-2015, but design and procedural changes led to the ongoing delay. While it would have been ready by now with the initial schedule, the build should still take only a year to deliver.