The stadium was initially supposed to be completed in June 2020, but it has already been moved twice at the investors’ request and was finally supposed to be completed in June 2022. As it became clear that due to problems in the construction, the stadium would not be completed this summer, the City of Osijek once again decided to meet the investor on a new deadline, reports Nacional.hr.
“NK Osijek asked the city to extend the deadline for constructing the Pampas stadium and camp until December 31 this year. The price of the entire project is 60 million euros,” Sportske Novosti reported on the position of the city leaders.
The construction of the stadium was initially led by Eurokamen, but in March this year, their contract was terminated on the grounds that “due to the dynamics of the contractor’s work, the entire project and the completion of the stadium was endangered.” At the same time, Strabag d.o.o. was chosen as the main contractor to complete the stadium, assisted by Pharos 95. Kft.
“NK Osijek Football School unilaterally terminated the contract with Eurokamen d.o.o. to execute the first phase of works on the construction of the sports and recreational building of the Football School and NK Osijek. The investor regrets that the company Eurokamen d.o.o. will not complete the works. Still, such a move was necessary because the dynamics of the contractor’s work would jeopardize the entire project and the stadium’s completion,” said the club.
The stadium, which will have a capacity of about 12,000 seats, together with the auxiliary fields, was initially supposed to cost 35 million euros, but due to construction difficulties and rising prices for construction materials, it will be necessary to allocate significantly more funds, mainly from the Hungarian government.
The stadium project has four phases and began in September 2019.
You can see the construction site from a few weeks ago below:
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