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A video presenting the Tammela Stadium project released

Published 21.4.2021 16.26

The details of the new Tammela Stadium project have been specified and planning is set to be finished during May 2021. The objective is to make the decisions related to the implementation of the project during May and June so that construction may begin in the summer of 2021. According to the plans, the stadium should be ready to open in November 2023.

The Tammela Stadium is based on “Hat Trick", the winning entry of the 2014 architecture contest. The Stadium will be located in the block framed by Kalevan puistotie, Tammelankatu, Salhojankatu and Ilmarinkatu. The project includes a football stadium, five residential buildings, commercial premises and indoor parking space, a total of 29,000 square metres of newly constructed floor area.

The new stadium will replace the Tammela football field and, once finished, respond to the growing popularity of football as a hobby and spectator sport as well as improve the operating conditions of the sport both at the local and international level. With its spectator stands that can accommodate 8,000 people, the stadium fulfils the requirements of UEFA’s highest category, category four, allowing it to host top-level international games. The Union of European Football Associations UEFA has granted the stadium EUR 1 million of HatTrick investment funding, which is the highest amount of funding Finland has ever received from UEFA. Additionally, the Ministry of Education and Culture granted the Tammela Stadium EUR 750,000 of government premium geared towards the construction of sports facilities.

The most distinctive feature of the stadium’s design is the hanging roofs over the stands at the ends of the stadium. The main construction materials are steel, concrete and glass. The audience entrances are located at the southern and northern ends of the stadium. The stadium is bordered by residential buildings to the east and west.

The stadium, residential buildings and ground floor are designed and implemented as an integrated project by the various parties involved. The project participants include the City of Tampere, Pohjola Rakennus Oy Suomi, YIT Suomi Oyj and JKMM Architects. The ordering client of the Stadium project is the City of Tampere and Pohjola Rakennus Oy Suomi is the implementer. The Salhojankatu apartment buildings are implemented by Pohjola. The Kalevan puistotie apartment buildings and the ground floor that houses commercial premises and indoor parking facilities for the entire block are implemented by YIT. JKMM Architects are responsible for the primary and architectural planning of the project.

“The Tammela Stadium is one of the major sport facility projects of the 2020s and provides a high-quality addition to Tammela’s urban landscape. The project has been challenging, but the solution we are now proceeding with also creates high-quality housing and versatile services that improve the vitality of the Tammela neighborhood," says Jaakko Stenhäll, Deputy Mayor of the City of Tampere.

The 6-minute video introducing the Tammela Stadium can be viewed through the enclosed link.