Premiere of the new Kristianstad football stadium
The sun was shining and a positive atmosphere spread over an almost full stand when the new stadium in Kristianstad was inaugurated on the weekend of April 14-15. FOJAB arkitekter has worked on the design of the entire sports area, where the football stadium is the main building in the project. By late summer 2018, the new athletics field and new tennis courts will also be inaugurated.
FOJAB arkitekter was commissioned to work on the conceptual work for the entire sports area. The current sports area has been expanded to include new football pitches, refurbished athletics facilities and new tennis courts. The new football stadium, with 1200 seats, meets the requirements for football and American football at an elite level.
The project is a turnkey contract with partnering, where the client Kristianstad Municipality, the contractor NCC, users and the operating organization contribute with their experience and help design the project.
- We are very happy to be involved in this major project. 4 years ago we drew the first line for the sports area and today the grandstand is ready. The conceptual sketch corresponds well with the result and the users are satisfied. The new sports area will be a fantastic green oasis for sports and recreation," says architect Rebecca Saaby Mehlum, who is responsible for the design.
The football stand has been designed with a heavy base in raw concrete on the ground floor, with associated facilities for players and officials. Levels two and three contrast with a light character and are intended for the audience. The surface of the new stadium is hybrid grass, where natural grass is reinforced with artificial grass. This means that the playing feel of natural grass can be combined with many hours of play.
Kristianstad Arena was completed in 2010, but the sports ground as a whole was old and worn out. South of the arena was a run-down industrial area. Now that this area has been demolished and included in the plan, there is a nice connection to Björket - a lovely green area with running trails.
For further information:
Rebecca Saaby Mehlum
+46 706 – 81 58 30
+46 702 – 49 11 57