Construction nearing completion on Populous designed PNG National Stadium
December 8, 2015
Construction of Papua New Guinea’s National Football Stadium is on target with three months until completion. The stadium is due to open in February 2016 after almost all materials had to be shipped in from overseas and will become the National Stadium for Rugby League in Papua New Guinea.
Construction of Papua New Guinea’s National Football Stadium has been challenging said Populous Principal Shaun Gallagher.
“Papua New Guinea has a very small manufacturing base meaning all material had to be manufactured overseas in Australia, China and Japan and shipped in. The manufacturing experts, such as fabric roof specialists, needed to be on site and work alongside local tradesmen to help with installation,” he said.
The redeveloped stadium will include 3,000 permanent seats and 12,000 seats in a modular grandstand system. This has been designed to allow future staging to enable an ultimate capacity of 25,000 seats.