GGZ-Arena (Stadion Zwickau)
|Inauguration||22/08/2016 (FSV Zwickau - HSV, 0-1)|
|Construction||06/02/2015 - 08/2016|
|Cost||€ 21 million|
|Design||ARC Architektur Concept Pfaffhausen und Staudte|
|Contractor||GP Papenburg Hochbau GmbH|
|Address||Stadionallee 1, 08066 Zwickau, Sachsen, Deutschland|
GGZ-Arena – stadium description
In early 21st century the municipal authorities of Zwickau decided to build a new football stadium. Initial scheme envisioned complete revamp of the dated Westsachsenstadion. However its budget, initially thought to be around €15 million, soared to some €30 million before work could even begin. The idea was thus dropped and replaced with construction from scratch in the east of Zwickau, on a deserted site formerly occupied by mass housing.
Here, on an already leveled land, the stadium could grow relatively fast, in just 15 months from groundbreaking. To reduce cost, three of the four independent stands were built on landfill, with limited infrastructure. The fourth one is joined by a 2,600 m2 office pavilion. Here, on three floors, players, corporate clients and FSV Zwickau employees have their facilities.
The project was expected to consume some €17 million upon groundbreaking, but in the end had cost €21 million in total. With over 10,000 capacity it meets the infrastructural criteria for 3rd league and if demand is there, it can be expanded efficiently by filling the corners.
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