The Romanian government approved the technical-economic indicators for the construction of a multi-purpose hall in Brasov on Thursday, September 24th.
The project, valued at over RON 400 million (EUR 80 million), will have an area of 36,800 m² and a total capacity of 11,233 spectators.
The hall will fulfill the following functions: fitness room, training room, sports and social building, administration and technical rooms, VIP underground car park and press, conference rooms, restaurant, VIP facilities, press rooms.
The investment will be completed in three years under the National Program for Public or Social Interest Works, coordinated by the National Investment Company (CNI).
The work is financed from the state budget, the municipal budget of the municipality of Brasov and other sources established by law. In 2018, the hall was due to be funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and was valued at EUR 20 million, commented Adevarul Daily.
Specifically, the mayor of Brasov, George Scripcaru, announced two years ago that he wanted to build a similar hall (10,000 spectators) on the site of the former municipal stadium. He sent teams of experts from Brasov City Hall to Cluj-Napoca to look at the similar hall, determine the cost and speak to the architect who designed it.
The estimated construction costs at that time were EUR 20 million, with no financial contribution from the government. Scripcaru announced a partnership with the EBRD to fund the project.