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Volume 6 No. 217
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Austrian Bundesliga Side Rapid Vienna Releases Renderings Of New Allianz Stadium

The management of Austrian Bundesliga football club Rapid Vienna "presented plans and renderings of its new 28,000-capacity stadium," which is expected to open in '16, on Tuesday, according to the KURIER. Club President Michael Krammer "received a standing ovation of the 2,000 in attendance when he unveiled details of the stadium project." The "three-hour presentation also included former and current players." The event "was put on by agency Ecker und Partner" (KURIER, 6/11). Austrian construction company Strabag will be in charge of the stadium's planning and construction process. The new Allianz Stadium was designed by German architecture company ARC-Architektur Concept.
  • 24,000 seats, including 2,500 business seats
  • 40 suites, plus two event lounges at a size of about 86,000 square feet each
  • Total construction costs (incl. demolition of the old stadium) are about €53M ($72M) (Allianz Stadium).