Budapest: National Athletics Stadium growing fast

source: [TS]; author: Tomasz

Budapest: National Athletics Stadium growing fast The pace of work on the site is really impressive. A large part of the first tier of stands has already emerged from the ground after just over six months of construction.


Initially, it was announced that the capacity of the arena would be 40,000 seats, divided into 15,000 on the lower tier and 25,000 on the upper temporary level. When actual construction works began earlier this year, these plans changed a bit. It is expected that there will be approximately 14,000 seats at the bottom and 22,000 at the top.

At present, works related to construction of the first level of stands are very advanced. Temporary tribunes for the 2023 World Athletics Championships will be created above them. Dismantling of the upper tier immediately after the end of the event will not affect roof structure.

Nemzeti Atletikai Stadion, Budapest© Magyar Építő Zrt.

Nemzeti Atletikai Stadion, Budapest© Magyar Építő Zrt.

Much of the work is behind us. Structural construction is carried out by three companies: Épszerk-Pannónia Invest Építőipari Kft., Bayer Construct Zrt. and Gedi Építő Kft.

By the end of June, eight dilatation monolithic structures were completed, which are located between the Rakoczi Bridge and the northern tip of Csepel Island. First two monolithic structures - 9 and 10 - were finished in late April and early May, respectively. To see how fast the general contractors (ZÁÉV Építőipari Zrt. and Magyar Építő Zrt.) are moving, just see how the site looked just 5 months ago:

Works have also started on the creation of the roof. The process began with the construction of a 40-inch (101 cm) reinforced concrete piano-shaped superstructure. Steel poles supporting roof will be built into it. This requires precision and accuracy.

The venue is expected to be ready in 2023 and will cost around HUF 204 billion (€ 560 million).

Author: Tomasz Sobura

Nemzeti Atletikai Stadion, Budapest© Kiemelt Kormányzati Beruházások Központja