New National Stadium for Kosovo by Tabanlioglu
Istanbul based Tabanlioglu Architects have designed a new national stadium for Kosovo. Located in Drenas, the 30,000-seat stadium will be built 12 miles from the country’s capital of Pristina and become the new home for the Kosovo national football team. Made to bring people together, the urban project aims to reflect the contemporary culture and multi-ethnic identity of Kosovo.
The national football team currently plays at the 13,000-seat Fadil-Vokrri stadium. Murat Tabanlioglu, founder of Tabanlioglu Architects, said that the project, is seen as an “urgent need in the field of football as also the national team is getting more and more successful.” Kosovo’s national football team has been formally recognized by the European football administrative body UEFA and international body FIFA in 2016. The new national stadium will be built to current FIFA and UEFA requirements.