The Croatian national football team will face a crucial qualifying match for the 2024 European Championship against Armenia on Tuesday at 8:45 p.m. The match will take place at Maksimir, a stadium that is in dire need of renovation. Plans for the reconstruction of Maksimir have been in discussion for a long time, with talks of building a completely new stadium. It appears that the City of Zagreb, the state, and the Zagreb Archdiocese have finally come to an agreement. According to Sportske novosti, an agreement on the necessary land for the stadium’s construction in Maksimir is set to be signed in December. In exchange, the Archdiocese will receive new land in the city for building new churches.
In addition to Maksimir, another stadium in need of renovation is Kranjčevićeva street, which currently houses HNL matches between Lokomotive and Rudeš. The stadium has little over 5,000 seats and is planned to undergo renovations beginning in spring 2024. After the renovation, which may not be enough with only three million euros allocated for it from the city’s budget for 2024, Kranjčevićeva would serve as Dinamo’s home during the construction of their new stadium in Maksimir.
French construction company Bouygues is one of several potential investors being considered for the new stadium project in Maksimir. Bouygues has previous experience constructing large-scale sports facilities such as Stade de France and Franjo Tuđman Airport in Zagreb. However, there are still other options open for investors looking to participate in this project.
The renovation of Kranjčevićeva street is also essential as it has been identified as a priority project by both Croatia and UEFA due to its importance as a venue for top-level domestic matches.
Overall, both projects require significant investment and planning to ensure that they meet international standards while also benefiting local communities through increased tourism and economic growth.
The Croatian national football team will play a crucial qualifying match against Armenia on Tuesday at 8:45 p.m., with both teams vying for a spot at the 2024 European Championship.
As part of their preparations for this important game, Croatia has been investing heavily in upgrading their football infrastructure. One such project involves renovating Maksimir stadium, which currently needs repairs before it can host international matches once again.
While plans have been underway to rebuild Maksimir from scratch at some point