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Built on a site located between Cloche d'Or and Kockelscheuer, the new football/rugby stadium will have a playing field, 9,385 covered seats for spectators, VIP areas, food stands, a business club with a kitchen, rooms and facilities for the press, cloakrooms and all other auxiliary amenities. The surrounding area will also be developed. Most of the amenities will be grouped together in a three-storey building inside the stadium, located on the side facing Boulevard de Kockelscheuer. The stadium's facade will consist of diamond-shaped metal tiles, set off by adjustable lighting.
The stadium will be built in accordance with current standards, in particular FIFA/UEFA (category 4 stadium) and World Rugby standards.
The project, which was designed jointly by the architecture firms Gerkan Marg + Partner and BENG, includes:
- A hybrid grass playing field
- Ground floor:
- Sanitary facilities, infirmaries and food stands
- A press conference room and mixed zone (mandatory for UEFA category 4 stadiums).
- Entrance to the standard stand (9,385 seats, exceeding the 8,000-seat minimum requirement for category 4 UEFA stadiums)
- First floor:
- Business club (900 m2) with VIP area (two meeting rooms, sanitary facilities, kitchen)
- "Pitch view" television studios and control areas (control room, stadium speaker, Service Sports office, etc.)
- Facilities for all safety departments (Grand Ducal Police, firefighters, security services, etc.)
- Second floor:
- Equipment rooms
- Equipment rooms
- Underground level:
- Storage areas and equipment rooms
- Work stations for members of the press
- Mixed zone
- Locker rooms and facilities for teams
- Underground entrance for teams
- Underground entrance for technical and athletic equipment and for deliveries
- Parking area / multi-purpose space (eastern side of stadium)
- +/- 200 spaces for officials, emergency vehicles, press, visitor buses, etc., in accordance with UEFA regulations (category 4 stadium)
- Additional use of this area: operation as a multi-purpose space to hold +/- 11,500 people depending on the type of event
Progress to date
April 2019: commencement of work on the anchored facade
April/May 2019: Commencement of work on the hybrid grass turf
: September 2019 commencement of installation of field lighting
January 2020: commencement of installation of stand seats
85% of the work has been opened to tenders and has been awarded. To date, 95% of the main building structure and envelope work has been completed. The walls and roof of the equipment building on the southern side is guaranteed. Consequently, the work on the technical facilities is well under way. Following a pre-determined schedule, the completion work has begun and/or is in the preparatory stages.
Work on the anchored facade commenced on 1 April 2019. Work on the hybrid grass is scheduled to begin in late April 2019. The exterior development work is being done at the same time, following a detailed schedule and in coordination with all the other work.
All the parties involved in the different construction projects on the site (road, bridge, Service Sports, etc.) attend regular update meetings to ensure that each project proceeds as smoothly as possible.
Due to four weeks of bad weather during the 2017/2018 winter season, and three weeks of bad weather during the 2018/2019 winter season, as well as a variety of other unforeseen disruptions – such as the fact that some tenders were cancelled before being reopened again – the original schedule, which was already tight, is currently slightly delayed. It is important to note that, given the construction programme and the specific features of the project, some work can only be performed under certain weather conditions (sealing work, installation of field lighting at the top of the girders, sowing of natural grass, etc.).
An operating agreement was signed between the City of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Government, together with the FLF and FLR (public session of the municipal council dated 30 June 2017, approval by the Ministry of Home Affairs [Ministère de l'Intérieur] on 21 July 2017); the stadium will be operated by the City of Luxembourg.
The estimated budget for the itemised final project to build the new national football/rugby stadium is €60,358,250 including tax. The Ministry of Sport (Ministère des Sports) is to contribute a 70% subsidy, which will be capped at €40,000,000.
The estimated budget to develop the parking area into a multi-purpose space is €791,826.75. This amount will be fully funded by the City of Luxembourg.
Contacts for this work site
VDL – Service Bâtiments
VDL – Construction mediators