Feyenoord stadium along with city masterplan gets green light from Rotterdam council

Linkedin Twitter

Feyenoord stadium

A large-scale masterplan for Feyenoord, a suburb-city of the Dutch city of Rotterdam, has been approved by Rotterdam City Council.

The successful concept design from OMA, led by Partner David Gianotten, incorporates a historically-important football stadium – for the nationally significant Feyenoord football club – which no longer fulfills modern demands.

Aligned with the football club’s expanding ambitions both in the Dutch and European football leagues, this proposal is the latest in a string of plans to expand, but the only one to have been accepted.

A new 63,000-seat stadium will function as a catalyst for the urban development of Rotterdam Zuid (South) – “one of the neighborhoods of the city in need of rejuvenation and economic injection,” according to the architects.

In addition to the stadium, the proposal means to renovate the existing stadium of De Kuip and develop an Urban Bridge, the ‘Strip’ (a three-dimensional pedestrian walkway connecting the old stadium with the new stadium), and the Kuip Park. The former will be renovated and redeveloped into apartments, commercial space, an athletics sports center and a public square.

All in all, the scheme proposes 180,000sqm of housing, 64,000sqm of commercial space, and 83,000sqm of public program including a ‘sports experience centre’ and sports fields.

Work on the project will begin shortly with the stadium, which will be the biggest in the Netherlands, set to be completed by 2022.

Rotterdam municipality have pledged €135 million to the project, which means they now own 40 million shares and the ground that the stadium will be built on. That will be made available on payment of the lease. €35 million has been pledged for new roads and bridges around the new stadium.

According to OMA, the project will proceed with the detailed design of the masterplan and the design development of the first phase, which includes the new stadium, four residential towers, a hotel and the development of the Northern part of the ‘Strip’.

Work is set to begin in 2019. It is set to cost in total €365 million to construct the ground and surrounding area. The new stadium is slated to open for the football season of 2022 to 2023.

Coliseum is a global series of stadium and arena business conferences and a sports venue news online-platform dedicated to the various challenges of designing, constructing and operating of sports venues all around the world.

Continue to follow Coliseum for latest updates on stadium business.

Watch 150 member-exclusive videos with valuable tips for your venue

« Previous News:
» Next News:

More News

Finland Tampere Arena update December 2020 update

Dasher boards for (dash) ing UROS Live Arena

Published: December 4, 2020

Finland-based Vepe Oy will supply ice hockey dasher boards for the under-construction UROS Live... » Read more

England EFL welcome fans back

Fans back in English Football League matchups

Published: December 4, 2020

Several English Football League (EFL) clubs in the United Kingdom welcomed fans to their stadia for... » Read more

Las Vegas Bowl has cancelled the season

Las Vegas Bowl caught in COVID whirlwind

Published: December 4, 2020

ESPN Events have announced the cancellation of Las Vegas Bowl for the 2020 season at Allegiant... » Read more

Ticketing companies are joining forces to bring fans back

UK ticketing majors’ recipe for fans’ return

Published: December 4, 2020

Three ticketing giants in UK – Ticketmaster Sport, SecuTix and SeatGeek Sport – have joined... » Read more

Newsletter sign-up