The Austrian town of Lustenau has awarded construction contracts for a new stadium for Bundesliga football club Austria Lustenau.
The building contract has been awarded to ARGE Wilhelm+Mayer/Hilti+Jehle. Other contracts have been awarded to a range of companies to carry out piloting, demolition, heating, ventilation, sanitary, lighting protection, electric installation and floodlight system work.
The contracts awarded by the town total almost €8.2m (£7.1m/$8.6m) – slightly below previous estimates. The two largest contracts are for the building work (€4.6m) and electric work (€1.8m), with the latter having been awarded to EGD Elektro.
Work on the stadium is now set to begin in mid-November, with the project expected to take a year and a half to complete. The stadium has been designed by architects Bernado Bader and Walter Angonese.
The project, which is expected to cost around €20m in total, was given the green light last year. The stadium will have a capacity of 5,500, with 3,500 seats, and will be owned by the town.
The new stadium will replace the Reichsofstadion, which has a capacity of 8,000 but does not meet the criteria of the top-tier Bundesliga. Austria Lustenau was promoted to the Bundesliga in 2021-22, ending a 22-year absence from the top flight.
Austria Lustenau’s final match at the Reichsofstadion will be against Wolfsberger AC on November 11.