Stadionul Francisc von Neuman (Stadionul UTA)

Capacity12 584
2,798 (West stand)
3,982 (East stand)
2,902 (North stand)
2,902 (South stand)
Country Romania
CityArad
ClubsUTA Arad
Floodlights 1,400 lux
Inauguration 27/08/2020 (UTA Arad - FC Voluntari, 0-0)
Construction 2014 - 2020
Cost € 14 million
Design SC Tehnodomus SRL
Contractor SC Tehnodomus SRL, Drast Company SRL
Address 310350 Arad, Calea Aurel Vlaicu 36, Romania

Description: Stadionul Francisc von Neuman

The stadium is located in the city centre of Arad and was built on the site of a well-worn facility of the same name, which was demolished in 2014. The construction of Stadionul Francisc von Neuman began in June 2014 and was to take three years. Unfortunately, this deadline was not met, and the venue was finally put into operation in August 2020 with a 3-year delay. Interestingly, the new 1400 lux lighting was ready earlier, in October 2019.

The construction works were initiated by SC Tehnodomus SRL, which was also the author of the stadium design. Unfortunately, this company did not manage to finish the stadium due to numerous shortcomings. They managed to complete only 70% of the works. The creation of the facility was finalized by Drast Company SRL, which entered the site in March 2020 and the last 30% of the works have been completed.

The stadium has four unconnected stands without corner sections. Three of them are crescent-shaped, with the exception of the rectangular main stand. The roofing of each of the tribunes is independent of the others and is covered with trapezoidal sheet metal. The whole structure forms four arches towering over the auditorium. The stands do not have an outer casing. It was originally intended to be a membrane, but as a result of cost cutting, this solution was abandoned. White, red and gray colours predominate in the facade of the venue surrounding only the main stand.

It was decided to keep the lighting masts from the old facility, moreover, the location of the pitch remained in the same place. The stands behind the goals (north and south) are identical and have the same capacity, which is 2,902 seats. Tribuna I (main stand) has 2,798 seats and its constituent part is commercial space. Opposite it, the Tribuna II has 3,982 seats.

Tribuna I has three levels. There are skyboxes built in and media space.There is a terrace on the second floor of the aforementioned tribune. The remaining tribunes have one tier. There is a small hotel with 13 rooms under the main stand (originally it was supposed to be 23). The facility has a car park with 300 spaces for cars and 20 for coaches.

In the works financed exclusively from the local budget, more than 12,300 cubic metres of concrete and 2,250 tons of reinforcement and steel structures were used. The stadium has 6,031 square metres of usable space, which after completion was given UEFA category IV.

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