Design & Development

Dinamo Bucharest gets green light for new stadium

Romanian Liga I football club Dinamo Bucharest has received approval from Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu to build a new stadium with a capacity of 25,059.

The Government of Romania has approved the proposed multi-purpose complex, which will also feature spaces for boxing, weightlifting, judo, wrestling, gymnastics and fencing.

The stadium will be designed to achieve level 4 UEFA accreditation – the highest possible grading. Other elements of the project will include an exhibition space capable of hosting various events, and a helipad that can provide aircraft with access to the nearby Floreasca Hospital.

The total surface area of the stadium is 66,716 square metres, and it is anticipated that the venue will take 25 months to build. The stadium will cost around RON 854,573,000 (£147.4m/€171.9m/$186.3m) to build, the vast majority of which will be funded by the government.

Dinamo announced in December 2021 that an agreement had been reached over land ownership for its new stadium. The capacity of the stadium was initially proposed to be 33,000, but this has now been reduced to 25,000.

Dinamo currently plays at the Stadionul Dinamo, which has a capacity of 15,000. The club has also played matches at the 55,000-capacity Arena Nationala, which was used during UEFA Euro 2020.