Feyenoord’s plan to build a new stadium is in tatters after the Rotterdam council rejected the project.
- By Michael Bell
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Feyenoord wanted to leave their De Kuip home for a new multi-purpose stadium, which would cost around €300 million to build, something the fans o the club were apposed too.
However the Rotterdam council had doubts on helping fund the project, and rejected the proposal in a meeting on Thursday night, a decision that has devastated the club.
Team coach Ronald Koeman spoke on Thursday about the importance of the project, which would help the club stay in touch with the other major clubs.
While club general manager Eric Gudde said after the decision, ”The outcome of the council, is a bitter pill to swallow,”
“After processing the disappointment, we have to think again with all our creativity on how we at Feyenoord can still make a major leap forward, as everyone still wants. ”
It is now believed the club will look into refurbishing De Kuip, while the council today announced that they have given the go ahead for a new sports park stadium to be built in Rotterdam.
The council have put aside €54 million to fund the project around Varkenoord, which will play host to a number of sports, including Hockey, Cricket, and Netball.