Ion Oblemenco Football Stadium in Craiova: Giving structure to a Romanian stadium

The Ion Oblemenco Stadium, located in the city of Craiova, has a capacity of 30 000 seats and replaces the former Ion Oblemenco Stadium built in 1967.

Detailed information

100% Romanian steel from ArcelorMittal

The building envelope has an elliptical shape. It protects the spectator seating area against adverse weather conditions while ensuring that natural light hits the pitch and closes the secondary spaces under the stands. The volume of the bowl is enhanced due to the semi-open roof and the structural 'ribs' wrapped with transparent and translucent materials.

Steel produced in Romania was used for the stadium. Hollow Structural Sections (HSS - EN 10219 cold formed) were produced in the ArcelorMittal Tubular Europe mill in Iasi. These HSS were used to build the tribunes and the structure.

Project Information

  • Craiova
  • Romania
  • Architect:
    Dico și Țigănaș
  • Client:
    Municipality of Craiova
  • Photos:
    Shutterstock