Third division football club VfB Oldenburg can hope for a new stadium. On Monday evening, the Oldenburg City Council approved a decision in principle to build a football stadium suitable for the third division near the EWE Arena. The decision to build the new building has not yet been definitively decided, but a major hurdle has been cleared.
The city now wants to start planning so that the Lower Saxony can also include the new stadium in the license documents for the coming season. A final decision on the new building is expected to be made in October. The estimated costs are between 34 and almost 41 million euros.
The Oldenburg team are currently playing in the Marschweg Stadium, which no longer meets the requirements of the German Football Association, which is responsible for the 3rd division. Among other things, no evening games may be played there due to noise protection rules, and there is also no fixed floodlight system due to the immediate proximity to the motorway. That's why VfB recently had to move to Hannover 96's second division stadium.