Mercedes-Benz stadium main hall it is currently extensively renovated. Lead designer Eberhard Becker has the first update this week on the millions of jobs on and off the VfB Stuttgart stadium in the hands. And it tells when the first seats in the new lower row will open.
Surprise after the destruction of the lower tier
A major construction site always brings surprises. This also applies to work in Bad Cannstatt. When the demolition of the lower level of the main building in the summer revealed the foundations under the cabin area, a problem was apparent: the existing foundations, which were built when the main building was built in the early 1970s, were not up to expectations. situation.
“This situation could not be foreseen and we had to react in the shortest possible time, working together with structural engineers and experts and obtaining new permits”. Said Becker this week in the first report of the construction site. However, the resulting delays were largely made up. One is currently on schedule “to be able to reach our milestones in the summer and the beginning of the second half of 2023/2024,” Becker said.
At the beginning of the new season, seats in the new lower tier of the main stage will be opened. A further step in this direction was taken in the first week of January and a concrete slab of 400 cubic meters was placed; the first walls of the cabin area are also installed.
This is how it will continue in the coming months
In February and March, the construction of the so-called tooth beams is to form the basis of the already established steps of the lower-level grandchildren, an important part of the re-opening in the summer. The overall implementation of the new platform is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2023/2024.