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 requires renovation. Plans for the reconstruction of Maksimir have been under 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.
Meanwhile, another stadium that requires renovation is Kranjčevićeva street in Zagreb, which currently serves as home to HNL matches between Lokomotive and Rudeš. The stadium has little over 5,000 seats but is planned to have between 10,000 and 12,000 seats after renovations begin in the spring. The newly renovated stadium will serve as Dinamo’s home during the construction of their new stadium in Maksimir. However, there may not be enough budget allocated for such a large-scale project as per the City of Zagreb’s budget for 2024 only includes three million euros for this purpose.
There are several potential investors interested in taking on this project including French construction company Bouygues known for constructing large-scale projects such as Stade de France and Franjo Tuđman Airport in Zagreb among others. Despite these options open to potential investors