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St. Jakob Park Stadium Extension, Basel

In view of the football Europe Championship in 2008, the existing facilities at the St. Jakob Park were enlarged to a new seating capacity of 40,000. The concept included the following upgrading: increasing the seating capacity of the north stand to 11,000. Around 7,000 places have resulted on the new gallery stand and almost 4,000 more places by compressing the seating and extending the stand. Constructional measures for the new stand were mainly confined to the side along the railway embankment. The alterations were carried out in stages during the season.

Project details

BuilderSt. Jakob-Park Stadium Cooperative, Basel
Sole contractorImplenia AG General Contractors
ArchitectHerzog & de Meuron Architekten AG, Basel
Structural engineerWGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG
Rothpletz, Lienhard + Cie AG, Bern
Planning time2004
Implementation2005-2006