Luxembourg mayor revealed updated renderings, construction timeline and some new details about the proposed national stadium. One of them: hybrid field instead of natural one.
Until yesterday, construction time for Luxembourg’s national stadium was only estimated at 2017-2019. Now we know in detail that enabling works should begin in May 2017, allowing actual groundbreaking to follow in September. So this time next year we should already see some progress.
The 9,386-seat stadium (slightly below previous estimate of 9,595) will then take just over two years to complete, until October 2019.
Mayor Lydie Polfer also revealed yesterday that the planned stadium will offer a hybrid turf, combining natural grass with artificial fibers. This should provide comfortable conditions for both football and rugby, as well as stronger grass to occasionally withstand concerts. For those events up to 15,000 people will be allowed inside.
Updated renderings come with unchanged budget of app. €60 million. The project will be co-financed by the city of Luxembourg and the country’s government. The sports ministry will cover up to 70% of the project, but no more than €40 million. Any overruns would be footed by the city.