BULGARIA TAKE STEP TOWARDS NEW NATIONAL FOOTBALL STADIUM IN SOFIA

A new football stadium is set to be built in Bulgaria’s capital city, Sofia, after the Bulgarian Football Union reached an agreement with German company IFS.

The arena will hold 33,000 spectators and be the home of Bulgaria’s national team and Slavia FC.

The ground will be built on the site of Slavia’s current home, Slavia Stadium, which has a capacity of just under 16,000.

Bulgaria’s home internationals are currently played seven kilometres away at the Vasil Levski National Stadium which holds over 46,000 fans.

Construction could begin as early as spring 2014, with the venue helping to strengthen Bulgaria’s bid to be one of the host nations of Euro 2020.

Iva Georgieva, from IFS, said: “The meeting with the national association was positive. We went a step further to start construction of the new stadium. Now we have to reach understanding about the business plan.”

Posted on 16/01/2014