It looks like the Croatian champion will have a modern stadium in the coming years. The national team would also play matches at the new facility. On Saturday, Dinamo unveiled many details about the new home.
Son of legendary coach designed new stadium
Stadion Maksimir is one of the most outdated stadiums in Europe, where matches of national teams are held. The need to build a new facility has been talked about for many years, but everything ended with empty declarations.
Perhaps at this point we see a breakthrough in the construction of new Maksimir. According to information published by the club, planning has started to build a 34,000-seat stadium to replace the old venue on the same site in the Maksimir-Svetice district.
The author of the concept is Otto Barić Jr., son of one of the most successful Croatian coaches. Barić, in cooperation with the Polymachine studio, presented the first visualizations of the new Dinamo stadium.
The club's authorities assume that the investment will cost € 60 million and the construction will be completed within 3 years. The city of Zagreb is to be the strategic partner of the project. The authorities of the club from the Croatian capital appeal to fans for support in activities related to the selection of a project solution that will enable an acceptable financing model.
3,000 seats of higher standard
New Stadion Maksimir will have three-tier covered stands. From the outside, the building is to be decorated with an interwoven mesh dominated by geometric shapes similar to a trapezoid. A modern media centre, museum and fan shop will be built at the stadium. Commercial facilities will be located on the north stand.
2,000 VIP seats are planned on the west stand and 1,000 seats of higher standard on the east stand. A club academy with full infrastructure will be created behind the eastern stand. Seating for away fans will be located to the south.
The stadium is to be friendly to people with disabilities. There will be 5 seats for disabled people and their companions for every 1,000 seats, with easily accessible entrances and other services. The venue will have over 300 VIP parking spaces. There are also planned parking spots for press representatives and ordinary fans.
Author: Tomasz Sobura