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Dinamo Bucuresti set to receive new stadium

Work on a new stadium for Romanian Liga I football club Dinamo București is set to commence next year, according to the team’s judicial administrator, Răzvan Zăvăleanu.

The 15,000-capacity Stadionul Dinamo (pictured) has been the club’s home in the Ştefan cel Mare area of Bucharest since it opened in 1951.

The DigiSport website said Dinamo was originally due to receive a new stadium for Bucharest’s staging of games during UEFA Euro 2020, only for delays in relation to arranging the demolition of its current home.

However, this issue appears to have now been resolved with Zăvăleanu telling Radio Dinamo: “I talked to the commander of the Dinamo Sports Club, and, in his opinion, the bulldozers will enter in the spring.

We discussed these things in relation to our possibility to play in this stadium that exists, until the spring, and these days we have various discussions to see where we can move.”

According to a plan published by Romania’s National Investment Company, Dinamo’s new stadium will have a capacity of around 33,000 seats and will cost between €90m (£77.1m/$105.8m) and €100m to develop. The project is expected to take between 18 and 24 months to complete.

Dinamo has held games at Arena Națională in the past, the 55,600-seat stadium which ended up being Bucharest’s venue for Euro 2020 matches.

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