The rich will give half a billion to the new Danish stadium

Investors are ready with the big bucks for a new stadium in Aarhus. Salling Funds and musician Henrik Lind is willing to invest a half a billion dollars to th

The rich will give half a billion to the new Danish stadium

Investors are ready with the big bucks for a new stadium in Aarhus.

Salling Funds and musician Henrik Lind is willing to invest a half a billion dollars to the new stadionprojekt in Aarhus, if a number of conditions are met.

Henrik Lind from Lind Invest and Salling Funds promise to shoot 500 million dollars in the project, if it is lived up to a number of criteria, which takes into account the operation going forward.

"We think that the time has come to ensure a beautiful and cutting edge stadium in the world," says Jens Bjerg Sørensen from Herman Sallings Fond, according to Ritzau.

the Plans have been presented at a press conference Monday morning, mayor Jacob Bundsgaard (S) is now positive in relation to get a big coherent plan for the large area, which not only includes football and atletikstadionet Ceres Park.

It also applies to the racecourse and Mindeparken.

"With the private partners on board, we have been given the opportunity to do the right thing," says Jacob Bundsgaard, according to Jyllands-Posten.

According to the Ritzau acknowledges the mayor also, that it is an elongated project.

"We are not going to use a quarter of a century, as they did in the beginning of the last century, but it's going to take some time," says Jacob Bundsgaard.

He refers to that former lot has been said about a new stadium in Aarhus, but it is yet to happen.

This time hope the politicians that it becomes something. The process is kicked off with a donation of five million dollars from investors.

The money must be in the beginning of the next year is used to establish a project organization, and in the course of the same year start a process to involve the citizens in the area. The conditions from the investors are not super-specific, but concerns about the municipality's involvement in the project and the operation of a new stadium.

If all goes according to plan, the work will go in the time between 2021 and 2023 with the overall development plan, the planning and the first works, explains the mayor.

The current stadium in Aarhus have long been under criticism especially in fodboldmiljøet, because it with its løbebaner is not a 'real' football stadium. It goes beyond mood, and the like, have the criticism sounded.

With a new stadium in Aarhus, the city will also be able to live up to the DBU's desire to spread the landsholdsfodbolden in addition to Denmark. It should happen with a new bigger stadium – a developed Park with 50,000 seats and a second stadium, with room for half 'Western'.

At Monday's press conference, in Aarhus, one would not, however, come into the capacity of the new stadium.

Updated Date: 02 December 2019, 10:00

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