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European soccer stadium tenders

Tenders have been issued recently for a number of medium-sized soccer stadiums in Europe. In the Czech Republic, the municipal stadium of Ostrava needs to be rebuilt around new northern and southern stands at an estimated cost of €17.7 million. The tender requires a capacity increase to 15,000 and the installation of technical equipment such as CCTV, fire detection, access control and AV to meet IAAF and UEFA standards. The award process is under way and, once made, there will be 10 months to complete for a May 2014 opening.

Meanwhile, the city of Usti nad Labem is looking to rebuild its municipal football stadium, to meet the criteria of the Football Association of the Czech Republic in two phases. Firstly, the old tiers need to be demolished and a new central tribune built, with player, VIP and media facilities. Secondly, spectator grandstands are required with appropriate facilities, including concessions and toilets.

Other requirements are internal and external fencing, a scoreboard, lighting, a heated pitch and external landscaping. Value is €6.5m and the main contractor has already been chosen after an electronic auction. Appointment of subcontractors now getting under way.

FSV Zwickau is building a 10,000 capacity stadium, with one main stand. Interested parties will receive full specifications (architect is ARC) in February 2014. The selection of general contractor will be made by summer 2014, for completion summer 2015. The budget is €18 million.