Prior to the Champions League Final kicking off at the Olympiastadion Berlin on June 6, the 2015 UEFA Women’s Champions League Final was held in the city’s Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark on May 14.
Guests of honour, like Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, DFB-President Wolfgang Niersbach and UEFA-President Michel Platini sat on Stechert’s VIP seats, while following Frankfurt’s success.
Stechert installed 48 new models of their Champion DeLuxe seat during the conversion of the stadium, which was managed by Baumgart Becker Planungsgesellschaft.
The new VIP seats have high-class upholstery and a modern design. Moreover, they convince with their convenient rotary base and elegant chatoses.
Even though the installation period was very short, Stechert managed to mount all of the seats in time.
Images: ©Stechert Gruppe.
UEFA capacity: 19,708
Tenants: BFC Dynamo (starting 2014/15), Berlin Adler (American football), SV Empor Berlin, FC Bundestag (German parliamentary team)
Opened: 1 October 1952
In order to host the 2015 UEFA Women’s Champions League final, the stadium was temporarily renovated at an estimated cost of 1,5 – 2 million Euros. This temporary renovation included new paintwork, refurbished player and visitor facilities, a new fire alarm system and a new lawn. This is however only the beginning, as the entire area is planned for a future complete redevelopment.
Being the second largest stadium in the city, in terms of seating capacity, and with the Olympic Stadium often considered too large, the stadium plays a crucial role for the possibility of arranging major sports events in Berlin. A redeveloped stadium could be included in Berlin’s hosting of the 2018 European Athletics Championships and would fit in Germany’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics or 2028 Summer Olympics. If Berlin is awarded the 2024 Summer Olympics, the stadium is planned to be the centre of the Paralympics.
According to a preliminary draft concept, the redeveloped Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark is to be an inclusion sports facility, which goes beyond simple accessibility. The plan includes new office spaces for associations and clubs in the grandstand of the stadium and in new buildings, and possibly a new sports hall for clubs and schools with two or three pitches, one ore two artificial turf fields, additional tennis, beach volleyball and beach football fields.
The entire cost for the redevelopment of the whole area is estimated at up to 150 million Euros. The redeveloped stadium will have a capacity of 20,000 spectators and offer future second division fit. The stadium will have under soil heating, completely new seats, fully covered stands and become barrier-free. The distinctive floodlights will also be preserved.
The reconstruction could begin in 2018 and be completed by 2023.