Lilleküla stadium to add 3,000 seats, build new facade for €1.7m ({{commentsTotal}})

Tallinn's Lilleküla Stadium, also known as the A. le Coq Arena. Source: (Siim Semiskar/ERR)

The Estonian Football Association has announced a procurement tender for the contract to extend the seating capacity of Tallinn's Lilleküla Stadium, also known as the A. le Coq Arena and home to the Estonian national team as well as FC Flora, by an additional 3,000 seats as well as build the stadium a new facade, for 1.7 million euos.

Mihkel Uiboleht, head of the Public and International Relations Department at the Estonian Football Association, told BNS on Friday that the tender was yet another in a series of steps to complete the construction of the arena and bring it into conformity with international requirements.

"This specific tender involves seating on Level 5, where there will be 2,934 seats, and a facade to protect the spectator area from wind, rain and snow," Uiboleht said.

Construction work must begin at the end of 2016 and be completed in eight months. The builder is responsible for ensuring that the work does not hinder any matches to be played by the national team or Premium League matches.

Completion of Lilleküla Stadium will involve several more tenders, including for the construction of additional seating on Level 0, the construction of the roof of the stadium's North Section as well as completing various other works.

The main structure of Lilleküla Stadium was completed in 2001.

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