It may be short break for international games, but SV Darmstadt are planning to build an entire stand for nearly 3,700 in that short period. Then another one in November!
Stadium construction is ongoing in the German city of Darmstadt. But it’s not the long-desired new stadium, not yet. For the time being, SV Darmstadt are investing €3 million in temporary grandstands behind goals of the current ground, trying to bring fans closer to the action and create a “rectangular” stadium.
Currently works are progressing behind the south goal, using Bundesliga’s break for 2018 World Cup qualifying games. The covered structure able to hold 3,698 people will offer 2,500 standing places and 1,198 seats. It will host the Block 1898 supporters from October 22 onwards.
Another phase of the temporary redevelopment is scheduled for mid-November. During another period without home games a similar structure will be built behind the north goal. This time, though, only seats will be installed, resulting in slightly lower capacity of 2,812.