The Croatian national football team will face a crucial qualifying match for the 2024 European Championship against Armenia on Tuesday at 8:45 p.m. The game will take place at Maksimir, a stadium that is in dire need of renovation. Plans for the reconstruction of Maksimir have been in discussion for a long time, with talks of building a completely new stadium. It appears that the City of Zagreb, the state, and the Zagreb Archdiocese have finally come to an agreement. According to Sportske novosti, an agreement on the necessary land for the stadium’s construction in Maksimir is set to be signed in December. In exchange, the Archdiocese will receive new land in the city for building new churches.
In addition to Maksimir, another stadium that requires renovation is Kranjčevićeva street, which currently serves as home to HNL matches between Lokomotive and Rudeš. The stadium has little over 5,000 seats and is planned to undergo renovations set to begin in the spring. Once completed, it is expected that the newly renovated stadium will have between 10,000 and 12,000 seats. During this time, Dinamo will use Kranjčevićeva as its temporary home while its new stadium is built in Maksimir. However, there may not be enough funds allocated in the budget for Zagreb City Council for 2024 to complete this renovation project entirely as it only includes three million euros for this purpose.
There are several potential investors interested in taking on this project including French construction company Bouygues who are known for building large-scale sports facilities such as Stade de France and Franjo Tuđman Airport in Zagreb. However, other options are still being explored by authorities.
Overall, both Maksimir and Kranjčevićeva street require significant renovations before they can host high-level sporting events such as international football matches or UEFA Champions League games.
The Croatian national football team plays a crucial qualifying match against Armenia on Tuesday at 8:45 pm at Maksimir Stadium.
Maksimir Stadium needs extensive renovation before it can host high-level sporting events such as international football matches or UEFA Champions League games.
There are plans to rebuild or reconstruct Maksimir Stadium after years of discussion among city officials and stakeholders.
While negotiations about reconstructing Maksimir Stadium have been ongoing for some time now,
The Croatian national football team has an important qualifying match against Armenia coming up on Tuesday at 8:45 pm at Maksimir Stadium.
The City of Zagreb has finally reached an agreement with other stakeholders over plans to rebuild or reconstruct Maksimir Stadium after years of discussions about it.