|City||Klagenfurt am Wörthersee|
|Clubs||SK Austria Kärnten|
|Inauguration||7/09/2007 (Austria - Japan, 0-0)|
|Cost||€ 96 million|
|Construction||03/2006 - 08/09/2007|
|Contractor||Porr AG / Alpine-Mayreder Bau GmbH|
|Address||Siebenhügelstraße 105, 9020 Klagenfurt|
Austria: Too expensive and too empty. Harsh report for Klagenfurt
Carinthian Court of Audit released its report regarding Wörthersee Stadion. The Euro 2008 venue proved 43% more expensive than planned, while it’s half full barely once a season.
Austria: Court opens Klagenfurt stadium, but on conditions…
The “temporary” seats built for Euro 2008 may be used again, but only if the stadium is made less onerous to local residents. MeinBezirk.at report.
Austria: Scandal in Klagenfurt, court finds stands “illegal”
Euro 2008 host ground in Klagenfurt is costing the city way too much, both financially and in terms of bad publicity. Court has now closed most sections of the building and important games are cancelled.
Austria: Klagenfurt stadium to be renovated by late 2013
Dismantling the temporary upper stands would cost the city of Klagenfurt more than upgrading them to become a permanent structure. All works to improve Hypo Arena are to be done by the end of 2013, according to Kleine Zeitung.
Austria: 'Temporary' stadiums proving quite a problem
They were supposed to be downsized to avoid the so-called 'white elephant effect', but implementing the new solution of temporary stands proved to be more problematic than building too big stadia in the first place.