TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit has become the world’s largest gathering of project delegations involved in the design, construction, refurbishment and management of major sports venues.

With more than €10bn worth of construction already confirmed in attendance on 27-29 Nov in Barcelona, we present exclusive insight into some of the projects showcasing at the meeting.

2017 marks the Centenary of the nation of Finland. The celebrations will include major events and festivals across the country – but also investment in a range of infrastructure projects. The latest is Tampere Arena district – a €500m real estate development in the heart of Finland’s second city, with a new multi-purpose sports and live entertainment arena at its heart.

Sharing the vision, we welcome Paulina Ahokas, Managing Director, Tampere Hall and Mika Sulin, Chairman, Sport & Live Vision to the 2017 speaker line up. Download our full programme for more details.

Paulina joined TheStadiumBusiness Summit in 2016 to update us on Tampere’s plans. We are delighted to welcome her back, alongside Mika, to hear the latest as the project comes to fruition.

The project comprises a Finalnd’s largest multi-purpose arena, adjoining hotel, and 29-storey residential buildings that can “agilely cater to all kinds of happenings“.

Tampere has always been an ice hockey pioneer. So, as part of the development, Tampere will become home to Finland’s most modern ice hockey stadium, which also aims to be the first environmentally certified arena in Europe.

The multi-purpose arena will house 14,500 ice hockey fans per game, and more than over 15,000 spectators for concerts. The flexibility of the arena will give Tampere the ability to host world-class events all year round.

A central deck is to be built housing the arena, a hotel and the city’s tallest residential buildings.

Project contractor, SRV is developing and constructing this new sports, cultural, leisure-time and commercial centre – “a meeting place that will bring Tampere residents and travellers together through unique experiences”.

Although final construction plans are not 100% confirmed, phase one, which includes the South Deck, arena and two towers, is planned to be completed in 2020, and the entire development is hoped to be ready in 2023.

Tampere in Numbers

  • 1,000 apartments
  • Finland’s second city casino
  • Residential towers up to 100 metres high
  • Up to 1 million visitors every year
  • More than 20 concerts and cultural events annually
  • More than 300 hotel rooms
  • 120,000 of floor area
  • Up to €13m in tax revenue for the region of Tampere

Meet Paulina and Mika, alongside 50+ stadium projects, on site at the Summit (28-29 Nov, Barcelona). Earlybird passes are still live here.

photos: SRV / Aihio Arkkitehdit Oy / Studio Libeskind

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