New Puskás Ferenc Stadium

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Puskás Ferenc Stadion
Location Budapest, Hungary
Owner MLSZ
Capacity 67,889[1]
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 2015
Opened 2018
Construction cost €114,000,000
Tenants
Hungary

The New Puskás Ferenc Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium set to be built in Budapest, Hungary. The stadium's construction will start sometime in 2015 and will be finished by 2018. It will be used mainly for football matches. The Stadium is planned to be all-seater with a capacity of 67,889. The Hungarian Football Federation will meet all UEFA and FIFA stadium requirements and expects to be awarded the 5-star rating when construction is finished.


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On 26 June 2014, László Vigh said that the construction of the new stadium will cost 90-100 billion Hungarian forint.[2]

On 1 August 2014, the Nemzeti Sport Központ (the National Sports Center) presented the final vision of Hungary’s new national stadium. Renowned Hungarian architect György Skardelli, author of the nearby indoor arena, László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, revealed his greatest work to date, showing a few very interesting ideas.[3]

On 19 September 2014, the UEFA appointed Budapest to host three group games and one round of 16 game at the UEFA Euro 2020. [4][5]

On 19 September 2014, Sándor Csányi, the president of the Hungarian Football Federation, said that the fact that Budapest can host the UEFA Euro 2020 is a big achievement of the Hungarian sport diplomacy.[6]

The new Puskás Ferenc stadium was voted the best design by Stadiumdb.com. According to stadiumdb.com, "It’s respectful for the historical context and doesn’t neglect other sports disciplines despite being football-specific. Training running track overlooking the pitch and city skyline is really imaginative, too! And though it seems to be oversized (matching Hungarian football legend instead of actual demand), it also comprises enough infrastructure to make it sustainable."[7]

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