Ferenc Puskás Stadium (2019)

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Ferenc Puskás Stadium
Location Zugló,
Budapest, Hungary
Owner Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ)
Capacity 67,889[1]
Surface grass
Construction
Built 2017–2019
Tenants
Hungary national football team (2019-)

The Ferenc Puskás Stadium is a football stadium under construction in the 14th district (Zugló) of Budapest, Hungary. The stadium's construction started in 2017 and is projected to be finished in 2019. It is planned to be an 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. The stadium is built in the place of the old Ferenc Puskás Stadium.

History[edit]

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]

On 23 February 2017, János Lázár, Minister of Prime Minister's Office of Hungary, said that the cost of the stadium will rise to 190 billion Hungarian forint from the previously estimated 100 billion [7]

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."[8]

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