The city of Karlsruhe awarded BAM Sports the contract, which includes demolition of the original 1955 stadium and construction of a new stadium for more than 34,000 spectators with a VIP area, clubs offices and a fan shop. The contract value is approximately €100m.
The stadium has been designed by architect AGN. The roof is supported by Y-shaped beams, giving the complex a distinctive architectural appearance. The pitch will remain in use during the construction period, which is due for completion in 2022.