The opening of the new Cloche d'Or football and rugby stadium has been pushed back due to bad weather
The opening date of Luxembourg’s new stadium has been pushed back by a few months because of bad weather during the winter.
Work began at the site at the edge of the Cloche d’Or in May 2017 with the stadium expected to open end of 2019. This date has now been revised to spring 2020, according to our sister publication Paperjam.
Paperjam quoted Carine Kieffer of the Luxembourg City’s buildings department as saying the delay arose because of four weeks’ of bad weather in the winter of 2018-2019. “There are also certain works, such as waterproofing, which can only be done at a temperature of +5°C and which can therefore lead to unforeseen delays,” she said.
The next big task will be to assemble and attach the façade, composed of 572 metal panels, to form diamond shapes.
Work to install the hybrid turf will begin end of April while work on technical installations is in progress.
The €60.35m football and rugby stadium is designed to seat up to 9,385 spectators in covered seating, and also includes VIP areas, food stands, a business club, press area, changing rooms and other spaces.