In the most recent update the mayor of Płock reassured citizens and supporters that the new stadium is being delivered as planned. Ironically, the long-overdue project may have benefitted from how it was timed.
In these strange times, when officials are running press conferences online, the mayor of Płock also answered the most urgent questions regarding situation under lockdown. Some tenders may suffers setbacks because of limited activity, though the city hall is still awarding further contracts.
As of today the mayor had no negative information regarding timelines of major projects. This includes the city's largest ever sports endeavour: new municipal stadium for 15,000 spectators.
“The stadium is currently at the design stage. The company has 7 months to deliver full documentation, startng March 7. During that time, after conclusion of the football season in June or July, we're planning to begin demolition of the first grandstand.” mayor Andrzej Nowakowski confirmed.
It seems that the stadium may have benefitted from its long deleays after all. Had it been under construction already, pace of works could have suffered as uncertainty across the construction sector continues to rise. But design is the very phase least impacted by public healthcare precautions in place in Poland. Work on the site should begin once the situation is under control, hopefully.
The new stadium contract was signed on November 29 of last year, following an extremely lengthy tender. This design+build project is Poland's latest major stadium, the last one missing for a top flight club. For a price of PLN 166.5 million (€36m) general contractor Mirbud agreed to deliver it in 36 months. Works are to be phased in order to allow constant use of the ground.