Bucharest: Dinamo plans to start construction in spring
source: StadiumDB.com [TS]; author: Tomasz
Recently, new details have emerged about the future Dinamo venue, as well as announcements of its imminent creation. Let us hope that this time they are not just empty declarations.
The new Dinamo stadium was to be ready for Euro 2020 and serve as a training facility for teams preparing for the tournament. Its construction was announced as the first, some time before the Steaua and Rapid arenas.
Despite that, the first one is ready to use and the second is subject to final touches. And Dinamo? Still only on paper. In fact, back in 2020 two differing concepts were presented (both displayed below) simultaneously and there's still no certainty over how the final stadium will look.
According to original plans, the Red Dogs were to move to the new stadium in 2019. The construction itself was planned for 2017-2019. Unfortunately, the works were not started. The projected capacity of the new ground has changed several times, as did its location. The latter case resulted from the complicated issue of land ownership of the Cel Mare complex (where the Dinamo home is situated) and numerous lawsuits.
Ultimately, the original vision was returned, in which the new venue is to be built on the site of the club's current stadium. Such a location of the investment allows to reach the capacity of 33,000. The previously considered place (the nearby velodrome and the training pitch) did not provide such opportunities due to the lack of space.
By spring 2022, Dinamo should obtain all the necessary permits for demolition of the old arena. Once this is done, the actual construction work can begin, which will take 18 to 24 months. The cost of the new ground is estimated at € 90-100 million.
Club announced that all seats at the new facility will be roofed. The VIPs are to have 12 lounges at their disposal, over 400 square metres in the hospitality area, as well as a dedicated parking lot for 200 vehicles. Press representatives will enjoy a comfortable setting in the spacious grandstand, as will maintenance members, officials and hosts. 4 dressing rooms are planned for the players.
During the construction phase, Dinamo will have to move out of its current stadium, possibly even outside of Bucharest. It is not yet known where the White and Reds are to have a replacement venue.
Author: Tomasz Sobura