Codina Metal was actively involved in the construction of the new stadium of FTC Groupama in Budapest, where 9,000 m2 of stainless steel mesh was applied to the façade. The mesh used is Eiffel-40. Special panels had to be made to adapt to the unusual geometry of the building. Its mesh cladding means the new stadium can give off spectacular light effects.
The stadium was re-opened on 10 August 2014 and has seating capacity for 22,000 spectators. It is home to Budapest football team Ferencváros TC. The stadium was formerly known as Üllői Úti Stadion and Albert Flórián Stadion.
Background on the project:
In 2010, FTC’s English owner, Kevin McCabe, announced his intention to redevelop the surrounding zone and renovate the stadium to bring it into line with FIFA and UEFA requirements. Under the preliminary designs unveiled on 26 January 2010, the new stadium was to be rebuilt on the site of the existing ground. The estimated completion date for the new stadium, with capacity for 22,000 spectators, was 2012.
In fact, construction didn’t begin until 2012, when Gábor Kubatov was elected chairman of the club.
On 20 March 2013, the winning bidder for the construction project was announced as Market Építő Zrt. Codina Metal was one of the companies selected to manufacture the metal mesh panels that cover the façade of the new stadium, inaugurated last August. It is one of the major construction projects Codina Metal has participated in, and testimony to the versatility of our panels and their ability to adapt to all kinds of structures.