A new stadium is set to be built in Freiburg, Germany, after the city council voted for the project to go ahead.
SC Freiburg will now be able to build the new 34,700-capacity stadium in the Baden-Württemberg city.
The new stadium will be built on an area of land in Wolfswinkel, close to the city’s airfield – a similar distance from the centre of Freiburg to the north as their current Schwarzwald-Stadion is to the East.
According to the provisional timeplan, it should be open for the start of the 2020/21 campaign.
The new venue has been designed by HPP Architekten and will be built by general contractor Köster GmbH.
The Bundesliga’s club manager Christian Streich said:
What ultimately makes a football stadium are all the people who are in the stands, generating an atmosphere. You can see this in the plans for the new SC-Stadion – Freiburg are going to get another compact home where the fans will be packed in and lined up close to the pitch, and it’s not going to look like just any old stadium either.
It looks great, and the team, coach and fans are going to do all they can together to bring it to life.