German Bundesliga football club Freiburg has unveiled the approved design plans for its proposed stadium to be built in the city.
The new 34,700-capacity is planned to be ready for use by the second half of the 2019-20 campaign, or the beginning of the 2020-21 season.
Around 36 per cent of the stadium’s capacity will be dedicated to safe standing, which equates to approximately 12,400 supporters.
Ground is due to be broken later this year once approval is received from stakeholders, with the contractors’ budget being approximately $76m (£59m/€64m).
“The new SC Stadium will be unique and unmistakable. To be able to present it after the many years of the planning fills us with great joy,” said SC president Fritz Keller.
“The stadium meets the highest standards of functionality and architecture. What really makes me think of the design is the fact that it is a real soccer stadium, where you can see from a distance what it stands for. The new stadium is an existential step for our club. I am firmly convinced that it will be home to all SC fans.”
SC board member Oliver Leki said: “Our goal is to secure and develop the football location in Freiburg – for our fans, the club, the city, the region, our partners and our sponsors. The new stadium is a prerequisite for this.
“We have invested a lot of energy, passion, time and money in this project over the past months and years. All the more I am delighted that we have succeeded in selecting such a good design. An important stage has been reached, and we must continue our journey with clarity and determination.”
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