Borovcanin talked with the British 'Mace' about construction of the National Stadium - Complex value more than 150 million EUR

Source: B92 Tuesday, 24.09.2013. 13:52
(Nenad Borovcanin with 'Mace' representatives in London)
Nenad Borovcanin, State Secretary for Youth, has met in London with Marcus Berly, International Cooperation Director, Marc Richards, Development Director and Alan Wilby, Director of Sports Projects of the company 'Mace', on the subject of investing and building a national football stadium in Serbia by world's highest standards, which would allow Serbia to host European Championship in football in 2020, as announced by the Ministry of Youth and Sport.
- The agenda of the meeting was this investment, and the most realistic possibility is to make it public-private partnership. The state would provide the location, infrastructure and legal support, and the investor would provide the project and financing, according to the announcement. For construction of the 'National stadium', most probably in Belgrade or immediate surroundings, demands land of 30-50 hectares, with the stadium and a parking lot with 1.800 places, hotel with 2.600 rooms, shopping mall and residential block. The value of this investment is bigger than 150 million EUR.
- The construction of the National Stadium belongs to 5th generation of sports objects, with high standards starting on the football field, modern, secure seating area, family visit and entertainment program, most modern lights and sound, maximum pleasure for viewers and great potential for TV production, as well as in building of the hotel, residential blocks, restaurants, shopping mall, parks, bicycle and pedestrian paths, and opening of great number of new job positions, is something our nation deserves. This model of public-private partnership, in which the state gives the land, and investor builds the stadium by these standards, can the model for rehabilitation and modernization of entire sports infrastructure in the cities all over Serbia, stated Borovcanin after the meeting with the representatives of 'Mace' company.

'Mace' is a British company and one of the most successful world companies within project and construction management. Some of the most significant and attractive projects managed by Mace is the London Eye, The Shard (the highest building in London), Dubai Mall of Emirates (shopping center with closed skiing field), Singapore Marina Bay Sands (one of the most attractive architectures in the world), Venetian Macao (Venezia city replica).
And as far as sports projects, the most significant is the summer Olympics and Paraolympic games in London, Commonwealth games in Manchester and winter Olympics in Sochi.
Take a look at potential locations for the National stadium about which 'eKapija' wrote earlier
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