The announced mass construction of stadiums in Serbia is still on hold. Aside from the beginning of the construction of football stadiums in Leskovac, Zajecar and Loznica, there are no concrete works in other towns so far. It seems that the pandemic has postponed the planned works in Surcin, but also in Novi Sad, Kragujevac, Kraljevo…
The project of the construction of a national stadium in Surcin, like many other things in the past year, has been divisive. While some traditionally advocate using the money for other, more urgent, purposes, others hope that the participation of domestical football and basketball clubs in European tournaments and the qualification of Serbia’s national football team for the World Cup will incite works on the local sports infrastructure, including the construction of the national stadiums.
As we said, there are currently no works, or at least not any major ones. But there are plans – spatial and urban plans, and we present those that eKapija’s readers found the most interesting.1. National Stadium
As was the case the previous year, the first on the list of projects in sports that you read about with great interest is the project of the construction of the national football stadium in Surcin. The Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure had opened the public review of the draft spatial plan
of the special purpose area of the national football stadium in Surcin.
The spatial plan envisages for the capacity of the stadium to be 52,000 seats, with the possibility of securing an additional 8,000 temporary (auxiliary) seats for the purpose of meeting the FIFA and UEFA criteria for large and important football events. So, up to 60,000 spectators.The construction of the national football stadium
was announced in mid-2022 for 2021. It was also said at the time that the stadium would be located close to the Milos Veliki highway and the Belgrade-Surcin road. Previously, it was announced that EUR 250 million had been set aside for this purpose. Its design was also presented
, and the project was also criticized.
In November 2021, the president of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, also announced that the construction would begin by the end of the year
, but all things considered, it seems that the first activities in Surcin will not take place before this spring.2. Volleyball Training Center in New BelgradeThe construction of the Volleyball Training Center in New Belgrade has also been announced
. The project encompasses an area of 21,380 m2 along Tosin Bunar Street, and the Office for Public Investment Management opened the tender for the preparation of the technical documentation and the construction. The value of the tender is estimated at RSD 2.2 billion.
The complex of the volleyball training center consists of functionally connected units with accompanying elements: the training hall (three courts), the hall for sand volleyball (two courts), accommodation capacities for athletes, the connective part – accompanying sports and business space features (medical center, gym, offices in the function of sports), two garages with technical rooms, an access flat area and free and green areas with internal traffic routes.