https://www.stadionwelt.de/sw_stadien/index.php?head=Sportstadtrat-in-Wien-lehnt-neues-Nationalstadion-ab&folder=sites&site=news_detail&news_id=19958Sports City Council in Vienna refuses new National Stadium
For a long time now, the discussion about a new national stadium in Austria is drawing. Vienna City Councilor for Sports Peter Hacker has now clearly positioned himself: there should not be a new national stadium in Vienna.
ÖFB President Leo Windtner first talked about areas outside the capital in June - these could now be put into concrete terms.
Vienna City Councilor for Sports, Peter Hacker, commented on the issue in an interview with the courier. According to Hacker's, it makes no sense to invest over 300 or 400 million euros in taxpayer money for a stadium with a lifespan of 50 years, just to be able to stage a European Cup final. In his opinion, this money should rather be invested in popular and youth sports. Investors in the existing Ernst-Happel Stadium see Hacker's in turn positive.
The association will now take a closer look at Lower Austria and Burgenland, both federal states are willing to agree to a new building. The ÖFB would now like to advance the planning - leaving Vienna does not mean leaving the national stadium.