Feyenoord take aim at €400m redevelopment of De Kuip

3 December 2016

Dutch club Feyenoord has unveiled ambitious plans for a new stadium, part of a larger Feyenoord City campus in the south of Rotterdam. The future venue has a projected price tag of €400 million.

For years, Feyenoord, one of Holland’s most prestigious clubs, has been playing at De Kuip, an intimate venue that has hosted multiple European cup finals. De Kuip was also a key venue during Euro 2000, co-hosted by Belgium and the Netherlands.

Built in 1937, the stadium is limited in the commercial opportunity it provides, and Feyenoord want to take the next step into a modern venue.

The new stadium, on the banks of the river Meuse, would have a capacity of 63,000 and be part of a larger redevelopment of the current site around De Kuip. Hotels, parking lots, shops and bars would be built and De Kuip would be redeveloped into a housing complex.  The design for the new complex is being worked on by OMA.

The estimated cost of ‘Feyenoord City’ is between €1-1.5 billion. Feyenoord wants to play its first match in the news stadium in the 2022/23 season. The city of Rotterdam would contribute €100 million for the construction of the stadium.

Two previous efforts to win official backing for a new football stadium in Rotterdam collapsed. But, according to local media reports, this proposal would enjoy the backing of the city.