The City of Hiroshima has announced the winning consortium for its new football stadium project after four consortia presented their respective proposals.
The winning consortium is headed by the construction giant Taisei Corporation and consists of seven companies including Tohata Architects & Engineers.
The consortium’s proposed design includes a restaurant on the fourth floor overlooking the cityscape, a VIP lounge with a modern Japanese take, multi-purpose concourse that can be used on non-matchdays, a tunnel lounge from which club members can watch the players marching towards the pitch, and the single-tier South Stand for the home supporters.
The proposed stadium will be a new home to J-League Division 1 (J1) football club Sanfrecce Hiroshima and the project is scheduled to deliver the stadium before the 2024 J-League season starts.
Masataka Kubo, chairman of Sanfrecce Hiroshima, said in a club statement: “As we now have the consortium that was selected as the city’s preferred bidder, the Hiroshima Stadium Park Project can move forward with a giant leap towards opening in 2024 and we would like to thank everyone who has been involved with the selection process.
“With our urban-central stadium, which will be a first in Japan, visitors can experience the true beauty of football on matchdays while absolutely everyone can come and enjoy the adjacent Hiroshima Central Park as their preferred pubic space to spend time 365 days a year.
“We expect that the presence of our new stadium will create a new flow of people starting from the Peace Park to the Hiroshima Castle, via the stadium, which as a result will revitalise the whole inner-city area.”
The construction cost for the stadium and surrounding facilities including pedestrian bridges is estimated at approximately JPY27.1bn (£177.6m/€208.5m/$244.6m) while the capacity of the stadium will be around 30,000.
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