Prime Minister Viktor Orbán “is happy to support the construction of the stadium in Pécs as an admirer of football in Pécs”. It is not yet known where the facility will be located – writes the Pécs Ma portal.
The Pécs Newspaper wrote formerly referring to the KDNP Baranya MP, János Hargitai, that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had “given a positive answer” to his proposal for a new stadium in Pécs after the PMFC entered the second division. Then János Hargitai “sent a letter to the Prime Minister with the signatures of the Fidesz members of parliament Erik Bánki, Péter Hoppál and Csaba Nagy, and with the support lines of Mayor Attila Péterffy”, to which the prime minister’s response was received on the KDNP politician’s Facebook page. – writes the Pécs Today. (Orbán ‘s letter on the Pécs Current Portal also published the Index called attention.)
As an “admirer of football in Pécs”, Viktor Orbán not only understands, but considers it especially important and “gladly supports” the initiative to build a stadium. In his reply, Viktor Orbán also requested that the detailed plans for the future stadium in Pécs be sent to him as soon as possible.
According to the newspaper’s town hall sources, most locals consider the Ferenc Várkői sports complex on Verseny Street, ie the former Leather Factory track, to be suitable for stadium construction. There, however, another development has started recently, with an indoor stand for eight hundred people to be built on the site of the Railway Stadium in the near future. In addition, the suitability of two other locations is being examined: one between Tüskésre, the other between the Kika-Metro-Praktiker stores and the large grass area between the center of the Tettye Source House, which is a few hundred meters from the PMFC training center in Kovács.
The stadium can have 5-8 thousand seats and can cost 12-18 billion forints.