Work progressing on Herzog & de Meuro’s football stadium in Bordeaux, France

by Chris Dodd | 04 Jun 2014

Construction work is progressing on architects Herzog & de Meuro’s new football stadium in Bordeaux, France, with the venue being completed in time for use in the Euro 2016 championships.

Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux will provide seating for up to 42,000 spectators, with an expected competition date due in 2015 to provide adequate preparation time for the next European football tournament beginning a year later.

The construction of the project is expected to cost around €168m (US$229m, £136m), with ground originally being broken in 2013.

The uniquely designed stadium includes a jungle of white columns on the exterior supporting the stadium’s bowl, which ensures maximum flexibility and optimal visibility for fans through the use of specially tailored design principles, whie the green belt district venue will be surrounded by green areas and vegetation.

The site will also become the new home of Ligue 1 side FC Girondins de Bordeaux, with the club giving up its current home in the Stade Chaban-Delmas once construction work is complete.

The stadium will host five matches through Euro 2016, including one of the tournament's quarter-final encounters.

Construction work is progressing on architects Herzog & de Meuro’s new football stadium in Bordeaux, France, with the venue being completed in time for use in the Euro 2016 championships. Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux will provide seating for up to 42,000 spectators, with an expected competition date due in 2015 to provide adequate preparation time for the next European football tournament beginning a year later. The construction of the project
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The stadium is expected to be completed by 2015 and will host games during Euro 2016 / Herzog & de Meuro
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