Nordic construction and civil engineering company Peab has been commissioned to renovate the multi-purpose Rimnersvallen Stadium in Uddevalla, Sweden.

The contract with the Uddevalla Municipality is worth SEK211m (£17.1m/€19.7m/$20.8m), with the Swedish-headquartered business set to enhance the venue’s capabilities as a host of national track and field athletics championships, para-sport and football.

The project will include a new lighting system and about 4,000 new seats split across three stands, with Peab having already carried out preparatory groundwork at the site.

New interior spaces will also be created in the East Stand to allow for easier accessibility.

The new Rimnersvallen Stadium, which has been designed by Sweco Architects, is expected to be completed in autumn 2023.

“As community builders we’re really pleased to be part of renovating Rimnersvallen Stadium,” Peab regional manager Stellan Haraldson said.

“This is a project that will mean a great deal to a lot of people as well as Uddevalla as a city. Many of us will go to sports events at Rimnersvallen Stadium and we’re very proud that Peab is contributing to Uddevalla’s upgraded stadium.

The stadium, which has a current capacity of just over 10,000, opened 99 years ago and hosted matches during the 1958 FIFA World Cup.

Kenneth Funeskog, head of the Community Building Department at Uddevalla Municipality, added: “Rimnersvallen Stadium is an important sports and health facility for Uddevalla and its residents. It is also a key part of Uddevalla and its history, which is why we’re both pleased and proud to be modernising and developing ‘Vallen’ for the future, together with Peab.”

Image: Uddevalla Municipality, Sweco Architects