Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Fico unveils football stadium project as major investment during downturn

Packaged as a public investment needed at the time of global economic downturn, the National Football Stadium Project was launched on July 21 after the Government approved €69.12 million subsidy for the city earlier this month, news wire TASR wrote.

Packaged as a public investment needed at the time of global economic downturn, the National Football Stadium Project was launched on July 21 after the Government approved €69.12 million subsidy for the city earlier this month, news wire TASR wrote.

Prime Minister Robert Fico said that the national football stadium as a large-scale public investment will have favourable impact on Slovakia's economy.

The existing structure at Teheľné Pole will be pulled down to make way for the new stadium. Bratislava mayor Andrej Ďurkovský said that the project was launched following four years of planning and will be conducted in co-operation with the Education Ministry, which is responsible for sports. It will seek contractors via an international tender procedure, according to TASR.

The council will receive the first tranche of the state subsidy of €27.7 million as of 2010. Demolition work at the old structure will begin in April and the project itself in May and will be completed in 2012, wrote TASR.

Top stories

LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava