RIGA - The national football stadium in Riga could be built in Lucavsala or in Uzvaras Park, Riga Mayor Martins Stakis informed at a press conference on Thursday.
He revealed that 10 different sites were initially considered, but now three remain. Two of the possible stadium locations are in Lucavsala, and one is in Uzvaras Park.
Stakis admitted that Lucavsala seems to be the most acceptable option for him, but this is only his opinion and the members of the Riga City Council will have to decide where to build such a stadium.
The mayor of Riga admitted that the municipality's contribution to the development of the stadium will be the allocation of the land. In turn, funding will be provided by the Latvian Football Federation (LFF).
The mayor of Riga added that by signing the letter of intent with the LFF, the first step is being taken to have a stadium of this scale in Riga, but the final result will take years.
LFF president Vadim Lasenko admitted that funding for the construction of the stadium could be obtained from cooperation partners and sponsors. He did not disclose specific amounts, stating that a specific location, planning and other preparations have yet to be agreed upon.
As reported, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin visited the Riga City Council on Thursday. During the meeting, Stakis and Lasenko signed a memorandum of intent on the construction of a national stadium.