There are several important steps that you need to follow, while constructing a soccer stadium. The objective is to ensure that you ultimately end up with a soccer stadium that meets all the required standards. It should be a facility that is attractive to the eyes, comfortable to use (for both the players and fans) and, of course, one that is also safe/structurally sound. The other objective is to ensure that the project is completed in a timely and cost-effective manner.
In order to construct a soccer stadium successfully, you need to:
- Acquire the land where the stadium is to be built: the most important thing here is to ensure that you get an ideal location. It should be a place that is conveniently accessible to the fans who will be coming to watch matches at the stadium. It should therefore be reasonably near where most of the fans reside. It should also be a place that is well served by public transport. And it should ideally be a ground that is reasonably flat — to minimize the amount of work that needs to be done, to turn it into a proper stadium.
- Have the stadium designed (on paper): there are architects who specialize in stadium construction projects. Those are the professionals you need to work with, at this stage. You may need to procure the services of such professionals internationally (if you can’t find them locally). That should be reasonably easy, nowadays, thanks to the power of the Internet. By the way, it is easy to take the power of the Internet for granted. After all, even the folks who work at places like PepsiCo have web-based HR portals – like, for instance, the Mypepsico site. That is under a system where such employees (that is, the PepsiCo employees) are able to visit the Mypepsico sign in page, login, and proceed to view their work-related resources online. So given the mundane things that the Internet is increasingly being used for, it is easy to take its power for granted. Yet it can also be a very useful resource – like, for instance, when it comes to searching for international experts to help you build an internationally acceptable stadium. All said and done, the most important thing here is to ensure that you get good designs for the stadium. Remember, the facility you will end up with will be just as good as the designs on which it was based.
- Select a good contractor to do the actual construction work: the ideal contractor here is one who has a track record of completing similar projects successfully. You also need to work with a contractor who doesn’t charge too much. So you can float the project, in order to have interested contractors bid for it. Then you’d need to select the one who has the highest level of expertise and whose charges are most reasonable.
- Set aside adequate time for the construction work: the objective here is to ensure that the project is not hurried. So you need to work out how much time it would (realistically) take, to have a proper stadium constructed. Then you need to set aside that much time for the project.
- Subject the facility to thorough inspection before commissioning: actually, there should be real-time inspections by structural engineers and architects, as the project progresses. The goal here is to ensure that any mistakes that creep in are caught and corrected in good time. Then, once the project is complete, it is subjected to further, and even more thorough inspection, before people are allowed to start using it.