The City of Frankfurt presented AS+P feasibility study for multi-purpose arena
In cooperation with PROPROJEKT, AS+P has developed a feasibility study for the location of a multi-purpose arena at Deutsche Bank Park, which was presented to the public on March 16 by City Councilor Mike Josef, Head of the City of Frankfurt Planning, Housing and Sports Dept.
The concept for a new multi-purpose arena is based on it accommodating up to 15,000 spectators. The owner of the proposed site, which currently serves primarily as outdoor parking space P9 for visitor buses when Eintracht Frankfurt has a home game and was previously used as a cycling track and outdoor ice hockey stadium, is the City of Frankfurt/Main. Although the present location is already developed in terms of infrastructure, the location of a multi-purpose arena will also entail greater use of the car park known as Waldparkplatz through the addition of a parking deck, as well as improved barrier-free access to the existing pedestrian bridge over Mörfelder Landstrasse.
In addition to the infrastructure that is already in place, another factor in favor of the proposed location is that it is already covered by applicable building law: In May 2006, the B846 Sportpark Waldstadion development plan came into force. AS+P prepared the draft for this development plan between 2002 and 2004 in the run-up to the 2006 soccer World Cup. It was originally commissioned by the Waldstadion Frankfurt am Main, Gesellschaft für Projektentwicklung mbH to revive the original concept of a diversity of uses and to provide space for a variety of sporting, cultural and social activities.