Romania: Another new stadium in southeastern Europe?

source:; author: Kuba Kowalski

Romania: Another new stadium in southeastern Europe? The Romanian government has approved the technical and economic assumptions for a future stadium in Pitesti. The country has seen two major football venue openings in the last year. Will we see more new Romanian arenas in the near future?


Functionality of the new venue

Among other features, the future stadium will gain a multi-purpose hall, a centre for children and juniors, training spaces for sports such as wrestling, boxing, judo and karate, as well as a weight training room. The stadium will also include 457 parking spaces. The duration of the design and construction of the new stadium, according to a press release from the Ministry of Development, is 36 months..The estimated cost of the project is 495 million lei, which is around €100.3 million.

The Romanian government has confirmed that the construction of the new 'Nicolae Dobrin' stadium, which will have a capacity of 15,200 seats, will start soon. The facility will have 5 levels: a basement, a ground floor and 3 storeys. The project will be financed mainly from the state budget, through the Ministry of Development, but also from the local budget of Pitesti Municipality. In addition, other sources of funding which will be established by law, according to public investment programmes, will be accepted depending on the government's decision. When it comes to funds, you have a chance to earn money thanks to pacanele gratis online.

Stadionul Ion Oblemenco© Foto Viorel Pleşca, DICO și ȚIGĂNAȘ | Stadionul Ion Oblemenco

Development of stadium infrastructure in Romania

The two largest arenas that opened in Romania in the previous year were Stadionul Municipal Sibiu and Stadionul Rapid-Giuletsi. The contract for the construction of Rapid Bucharest's new stadium was signed on November 1, 2018. Its value was more than 98.3 million lei (this amount increased to more than 185.3 million lei at the end). The facility is located on a rather tight plot of land, bounded on the west by the street that runs through it, on the east by the railway tracks, on the north by the sports hall and on the south by the theatre building and the indoor swimming pool. The spatial constraints significantly influenced the shape of the stadium. As the railway tracks run very close to the north-east corner, this angle is clearly 'truncated'.

The old Stadionul Municipal in Sibiu has stood since 1927. It has been modernised a number of times over the years, with the largest works carried out in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when earth embankments were first built around the running track, followed by the construction of a new reinforced concrete main stand. The stadium has been equipped with a number of environmentally friendly and cost-effective solutions to optimise the consumption of utilities and the use of heating. When selecting equipment, particular attention was paid to limited energy consumption. Lighting and air conditioning are controlled by a smart control system.

Stadionul Rapid-Giuletsi© Vlad PatruGraphic Studio | Stadionul Rapid-Giuletsi