The Allianz Stadium – the most modern stadium in Austria
The new stadium built on the site of the 1977 West Stadium, later renamed the Gerhard-Hanappi-Stadium, continues to take shape and will be completed for the start of the 2016/2017 season. The following are some of the new stadium’s key parameters:
capacity of 28,500 for domestic league games;
of which 2000 are business and VIP seats.
The stadium boasts 41 corporate boxes plus two event boxes each with a spacious 87 square meters.
In comparison with the old Hanappi Stadium the new Allianz Stadium will be turned 90° in line with the original plans drawn up by Gerhard Hanappi.
The new main/VIP stand will be situated on the west flank of the stadium; the man home stand commonly referred to as the “Block West” shifting to the south.
The cost of the building work, including the demolition of the Hanappi Stadium, has been calculated at 47.5 million euros.
The budget for the entire project, including legal and registration fees, numerous compulsory reports, building regulations compliance and a contingency, has been set at 53 million euros.
The corner of the north and east stands will be the section for visiting supporters, and will provide an approach for away busses and coaches. A private fenced area will be made available for the said coaches, with an access tunnel directly into the away section.
In contrast to the Hanappi Stadium, the corners will be closed and offer seating – increasing capacity whilst minimising noise pollution for local inhabitants.
The Allianz Stadium will be a single tiered ground.
The Allianz Stadium meets all criteria stipulated by UEFA in Category 4 and is therefore entitled to host international matches.