Voting for the New Venue Award at TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2015 is now open. This award is for a new stadium, arena or major sports venue that opened to great success between 1 Jan 2014 and close of entries (27 February 2015).
Take a closer look at the nominees.
Opened in July last year, the 68,500 capacity stadium is home to the San Francisco 49ers but has already hosted soccer matches and Wrestlemania 31 as well. Costing in the region of $1.3bn and taking just over two years to construct, the stadium will be the host of Superbowl 50 in 2016.
This 35-hectare hub cost around $1.3bn and comprises a 55,000 capacity national stadium, a 6,000 capacity aquatics centre, a 3,000 capacity flexible sports arena as well as a water sports centre, retail space and library. It will be home to the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in June and has already hosted a football match between Singapore and Juventus.
First opened in September 2014, the Otkrytie Arena is part of Russia’s bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. With a capacity of 45,360 and cost 14bn RUB to construct. there is also an indoor arena connected to the main area. It is also the home stadium for Spartak Moscow.
D) Allianz Parque, Brazil
Completed in November of last year, Allianz Parque has a capacity of 43,600 for football matches but 55,000 for concerts. It’s home to Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras and cost 630m Brazilian Reals to build. Considered the best multifunction arena in Latin America, it has been praised by the world’s media and described as “new contemporary architectural jewel of São Paulo”.
With a capacity of 53,289, the San Mamés Stadium was a €173m project to replace the 100-year-old venue of the same name. Already home to Athletic Bilbao, the venue has been chosen to host three group stage matches and one second round match in UEFA Euro 2020.
F) Groupama Arena, Hungary
This multi-purpose arena in Budapest can hold up to 23,7000 and cost €40m to construct. It is now the second-largest stadium in the country and is the home of Ferencvárosi TC with the Hungarian national football team also playing games there. It is also home to the Fradi Museum which gives a detailed history of Ferencváros.
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