MH Gets 40m Br Contract to Design Ethiopia’s Largest Stadium

Adey Abeba Stadium
The tender was announced two years ago, but was delayed following complaints from bidders. By Dawit Endeshaw, Addis Tribune Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Federal Sports Commission (FSC) has awarded close to 40 million Br contract to MH Engineering Plc for the design, supervision and contract administration of a new stadium, which will accommodate 60,000 people – double the capacity of the National...

A new stadium for Addis Ababa

National stadium
Addis Ababa- Ethiopia will get its first international standard stadium in two years time. This was disclosed here yesterday while the Federal Sports Commission and MH-Engineering Pvt. Ltd. Co signed a design, construction supervision and contract administration agreement. Speaking at the event, Commissioner Abdisa Yadeta said up on completion, the stadium will not only host sport events, but it will...

San Jose Earthquakes’ stadium opening delayed until 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The new stadium for the San Jose Earthquakes will have to wait at least another year. The Earthquakes said Friday that the venue will open for the 2015 season, a year later than previously planned. All 2014 games are scheduled for Buck Shaw Stadium in neighboring Santa Clara. The club cited ”significant complications at the stadium site” for...

Home Depot Center to be renamed

Home Depot
Carson, California (AP) - The home of the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA Major League Soccer teams is changing its name to StubHub Center in a new naming rights deal. The 125-acre facility known as Home Depot Center since it opened 10 years ago will change its name on June 1. It is the first naming rights partnership for the San Francisco-based ticketing company. The price of the...

Brazil to inaugurate first 2014 World Cup arena

The Castelao Arena in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza (Photo: AFP),
The Castelao Arena in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza (Photo: AFP), President Dilma Rousseff travels Sunday to the northeastern city of Fortaleza to inaugurate the first Brazilian stadium readied for the 2014 World Cup, an arena built in part by using prison labour. With its 67,000-seat capacity, the renovated arena, ringed by metallic structures that look like sails floating in the wind, is one of...

Sport Commission declares winner of new stadium design

New National Stadium (Photo: EthioFootball.com)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Federal Sport Commission on Tuesday officially declared the winner of the new architectural design of new stadium that it plans to build around Imperial Hotel. The winner of the design, JDAW and its engineers, disclosed the would-be built 60,000-seater stadium which is expected to cost an estimated 1.6 billion birr. The commission also indicated that further cost analysis...