Construction of new Football Stadiums creates demand for construction professionals
Over the next few years we will see a number of football stadiums getting a revamp and even completely new looks. These will become the stadiums of the future and as expectations of football stadiums increase, builds are becoming longer and more complex. As a result of the increase in workload the demand for skilled construction workers is rising.
Some stadiums are already making smooth progress and are buzzing building sites, others are in the pipe line and will be beginning over the next few seasons. Either way, they bring excitement of what the future may hold. Here we take a look at some of the stadiums on the list and how they are progressing.
Tottenham Hotspur – New Stadium
The yet unnamed stadium, is currently under construction right next door to Tottenham’s current home at White Hart Lane. The stadium is set to open in 2018 and will become the largest capacity football club ground in the capital city, seating 61,000 fans. The new stadium is expected to cost £750m, but will create around 3,500 jobs in the local area when it is finished, according to the club.
Wanda Metropolitano is soon to become the new home to Atletico de Madrid. This football stadium is the largest stadium currently under construction within Europe, and is designed to meet the highest standards of comfort, security and visibility. The costs of the project are estimated to be 200million euros.
The club have commenced with the ‘filling in’ of the South East corner of the ber365 Stadium, with 1,800 covered seats. This work is scheduled to be complete before the start of the 2017/2018 season. This will result in the capacity of the stadium being increased to just over 30,000
Although still in the planning phase and facing some controversy, the Dutch Eurostadium is set to dramatically increase demand when the build begins. The construction of the new national stadium has caused some stir with some concerns being raised. However, as the 2019 deadline is fast approaching for the UEFA deadlines for the Euro 2020 championship, it is likely that we will see a high demand for skilled construction professionals to ensure the work gets completed in time.
The club have commenced with the building of the new stadium, with a 20,000 capacity. The construction of this football club will also see the construction of 910 flats and a hotel, which will no doubt call for an increase of workers within the area.
Not as glamorous as the likes of Tottenham Hotspurs and Wanda Metropolitano, the new Scunthorpe United stadium is on track to be built in the near future. The League One side are expected to construct a 12,000 capacity stadium. An initial deal with the Lucent Group is said to have been reached to build it as part of one of their larger construction projects.
With new stadiums in the pipeline, it is not just an exciting time for the football industry but for construction professionals as well.
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