Large stadiums built by Consolis

Over the years, football has evolved from a pastime to an industry, and the architecture of its stadiums has evolved with it. For the purpose of a special event or for re-designing a national stadium, Consolis Group and its subsidiaries were selected to join construction projects located all over Europe. In total, our group is involved in the construction of more than 40 stadiums. By adding up the seating capacity of all these projects, Consolis contributed to the construction of more than 600,000 seats allowing more people to experience great football matches live. To get a better overview, we shortlisted below the biggest stadiums in which Consolis contributed.

Bislett Stadion

Seats: 15,400
Architect: C.F. Møller Architects
Location: Aarhus, Denmark

Bislett Stadium is one of the most famous stadiums in Norway, known for hosting the annual Oslo Bislett Games international athletics event. The original stadium was demolished in 2004, and a new stadium was built in record-breaking time. The construction period lasted only ten months (2004-2005) and the stadium was designed by the renowned Danish architecture firm C. F. Møller Architects. Spæncom was selected to design, produce and assemble 9,500 meters of stands and 13,000 tons of other concrete elements (columns, beams, hollow walls, walls and stairs).

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Viking Stadion

Seats: 15,800
Architect: Link signatur AS
Location: Stavanger, Norway

Viking Stadion is a football stadium in Stavanger, Norway, and the home of the Viking FK football club and their lively fervent supporters. It is also a great arena for concerts with modern architecture that provides excellent acoustic. The arena was inaugurated in May 2004. Capitalizing on its expertise in stadium building in Denmark, Consolis Spæncom was contacted by Norwegian developers and was chosen to deliver 8,500 meters of stands.

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Brann Stadion

Seats: 17,700
Architect: Vaardal-Lunde AS
Location: Bergen, Norway

Brann Stadion is a football stadium located in Bergen, Norway. Brann Stadion was constructed in 1919 and has been the home of the football club S.K. Brann ever since. Here, the national team is (almost) unbeatable. The Norway football team has won twelve of the last seventeen international games at Brann Stadion.
Consolis Spenncon participated in the extension of the north stand of the stadium to accommodate a higher number of seated. Spenncon delivered and assembled a total of 4,434 tonnes of concrete elements.

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Gamla Ullevi Stadium

Seats: 18,900
Architect: Lars Iwdal (Arkitektbyrån)
Location: Göteborg, Sweden

Gamla Ullevi stadium replaced the city’s previous main football stadium, also called Gamla Ullevi, and is the home ground of GAIS, IFK Göteborg, and Örgryte IS. It is also the national stadium for the Sweden women’s national football team. It is a large stadium, but its clever design offers a good view of the pitch from every seat. The multipurpose stadium is also a popular venue for pop and rock concerts and cultural events. Strängbetong supplied the precast concrete elements.

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MVM Dome

Seats: 20,022
Architect: György Skardelli
Location: Budapest, Hungary

The MVM Dome is Europe’s largest handball arena, with a capacity of 20,022 seated spectators. The venue has been built, among other purposes, to host several major handball events in the future, starting with the Men’s EHF EURO 2022.

ASA Hungary provided, among other elements, grandstand beams, galleries, inner cantilever floors and stairs. Working together and sharing our expertise in prefabrication helped our customers deliver on schedule what is considered today the biggest and most cutting edge multifunctional sports arena not only in Hungary but within whole Europe.

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Nagyerdei Stadion

Seats: 20,300
Architect: Péter Bordás
Location: Debrecen, Hungary

Nagyerdei Stadion got built to replace the old Nagyerdei Stadion, which had served as the home of the local football club Debreceni since 1934. It is Hungary’s most impressive football arena located outside Budapest, surrounded by forest. The arena has a distinctive asymmetric architecture, and it offers great acoustic, comfortable seats, and good view from every row.

Plans for the new stadium received planning approval in January 2013, and building works started immediately after. Nagyerdei Stadion was completed 15 months later and opened with a ceremony on 1 May 2014. Consolis ASA Hungary supplied the precast concrete elements for the stadium.

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Ceres Park & Arena

Seats: 21,000
Architect: Axel Høeg-Hansen
Location: Debrecen, Hungary

Aarhus Idrætspark, known as Ceres Park & Arena, is a combined sports venue ideally located in the heart of Aarhus, Denmark. The stadium is the home ground of AGF Aarhus, and it also holds international and regional football matches, races, and musical concerts by famous artists. Here, the Danish national football team has played European Championship qualifiers, and the Danish female handball team have secured gold at the European Championships.

Consolis Spæncom has delivered approximately 3,500 tons of precast concrete elements for this project.

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Lerkendal Stadion

Seats: 21,400
Architect: Stadsingeniørkontoret
Location: Trondheim, Norway

Lerkendal Stadium is an all-seater football stadium located in Trondheim, Norway. It is the home ground of Rosenborg BK, one of Norway’s most successful football clubs. It is the second-largest football stadium in Norway; just the national arena Ullevaal Stadium is bigger. Consolis Spenncon provided the precast elements for its construction.

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Swedbank Stadion

Seats: 24,000
Architect: C. F. Møller Architects
Location: Trondheim, Norway

Swedbank Stadion is the new home ground for the Swedish first division club Malmö FF. Located in central Malmö, the stadium is classified as a UEFA category 3 stadium with a capacity of 21,000 seated spectators. In addition, for national games, the north side grandstand can be altered to take 6,000 standing home team fans, increasing the capacity to 24,000 spectators in all. Swedbank Stadion is the best and most modern stadium in Sweden, with great facilities built to host prestigious games. Visitors are coming here not just for the football but also the great atmosphere.

Strängbetong provided 30,000 tons of precast concrete for its construction.

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Arena Lviv

Seats: 34,915
Architect: Albert Wimmer ZT, Arnica
Location: Lviv, Ukraine

In the bid for Euro 2012 hosting, the following cities were determined: Kyiv, Lviv, Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk. A major benefit for the development of Arena Lviv is the fact that it is situated in the southern part of the city on the border of the two most densely populated districts and near the hippodrome and the international highway M-06 Kyiv-Chop. Lviv Arena offers a great atmosphere where the audience is close to the pitch.

3Betony, Consolis subsidiary in Ukraine, was in charge of providing the concrete elements for the construction.

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Picture credits: Twitter @LvivArena, 3Betony

Telia Parken Stadium

Seats: 43,200
Architect: Gert Andersson
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Telia Parken is a football stadium in Copenhagen, also known to be the home ground of FC Copenhagen and the Denmark national football team. The stadium offers an excellent atmosphere for any football fan. If you like local matches, go there and be ready to sing and support FC Copenhagen. Telia Parken has a retractable roof that helps on rainy days, and all spectators benefit from free high-speed Wi-Fi. Consolis Spæncom delivered the tiers, as well as the grandstand walls and the grandstand elements. A total weight of 20,000 tons of concrete was supplied, including 17 km of tiers.

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Picture credits: CC Thue C. Leibrandt, CC Pathfinder77, Spæncom

PGE Arena Gdańsk

Seats: 43,615
Architect: RKW Architektur +
Location: Gdansk, Poland

The colour of the PGE Arena, symbolic of amber, the semi-precious stone often found in the Baltic region, is what strikes every visitor to the stadium in Gdansk, Poland. The PGE Arena was one of the designated stadiums for the finals of Euro 2012. The stadium is 236 meters long, 203 meters wide and 45 meters high. Through its Polish subsidiary Consolis Polska, Consolis was chosen to collaborate on the project to manufacture, deliver, and install precast concrete columns, beams, tribune elements, seats, stairs, walls, and solid and hollow-core slabs.

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Picture credits: Patryk Kosmider /, Consolis Polska

Johan Cruyff Arena

Seats: 55,000
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Johan Cruyff Arena is the main stadium of the Dutch capital city of Amsterdam and the home stadium of football club AFC Ajax. During the expansion of the east side of the stadium in 2018, Consolis VBI provided hollow-core slabs. The same year, the stadium changed its name to Johan Cruyff Arena to honour his outstanding history in Ajax and the National team.

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Stadion Narodowy Warsaw

Seats: 58,145
Architect: JSK Architekci
Location: Warsaw, Poland

The National Stadium is the home stadium of the Poland national football team and a landmark in Warsaw. The facade, as well as the stadium’s seating, refers to the Polish national colours. It is a perfect example of modern stadiums architecture – a stadium with huge dimensions and flexible uses. The outside offers beautiful views at night when the outer facade of the stadium is illuminated by LED displays. Its construction started in 2008 and finished in November 2011. Consolis Polska was in charge of producing and delivering the spandrel beams, the walls, the TT-slabs, and the tiers.

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Pictures credits: Neirfy /, Consolis Polska.

Stade Olympique de Rades

Seats: 60,000
Architect: Rob Schuurman
Location: Tunis, Tunisia

Named “Stadium of November 7”  before the Tunisian revolution in 2011, the Rades Stadium is the biggest stadium in the country and the 9th largest stadium in Africa. Bonna Béton, Consolis’ Tunisian subsidiary, manufactured several different precast concrete elements (grandstands, slabs, facade beams) and provided 10,000 tons of steel. In addition, Bonna Béton participated in the assembly of the stadium back in 2001.

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Friends Arena

Seats: 65,000
Architect: Berg CF Moller Architects and Arkitekterna Krook & Tjäder
Location: Solna, Sweden

Friends Arena is Sweden’s new national football stadium, and it is also Scandinavia’s largest and most modern multifunctional arena. The stadium has a fantastic location, and it is very spacious and well equipped. Strängbetong has manufactured and installed the stadium’s entire body. One of Strängbetong’s largest projects ever, the construction involved about 8,000 concrete elements and 77,000 m² of precast concrete. 19,500 cubic meters of concrete, with a total weight of close to 47,000 tons, has been spent. In addition, Strängbetong developed a new concept of structure that can handle very large spans.

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Picture credits: Twitter @VegardLi, Strängbetong

Puskás Aréna

Seats: 68,000
Architect: György Skardelli
Location: Budapest, Hungary

Puskás Aréna is one of the symbolic buildings of Budapest. The old stadium, Népstadion, was an iconic building that has hosted many legendary games and concerts. The new stadium preserves the important characteristics of the old arena, and at the same time, it has all the modern facilities and the latest technology. The construction is the biggest project in Consolis ASA Hungary history. ASA Hungary was a key supplier for the precast structure of the Puskás Aréna, also referred to as Ferenc Puskás Stadium. Stairs, beams, grandstand elements, U-elements, perimeter beams and AFB slab elements were supplied. Named after Hungary’s greatest ever football player Ferenc Puskás, the stadium opened on November 15, 2020. The stadium can seat 67,000 spectators on its 388,000 m².

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