Helsinki Olympic Stadium – exemplary earthworks

During years 2016-2019 Helsinki Olympic Stadium will turn into a multi-purpose venue which meets the international requirements for large events.  The Stadium will open its doors in 2019. We are carrying out extensive earthworks in the renewing Olympic Stadium.

This is the first phase of a thorough renovation project that is being implemented to ensure that the stadium will meet the requirements of sports federations and major event organisers.

We will excavate to a depth of around 15 metres to accommodate for logistics, maintenance and training facilities. We will also dismantle the sports field and excavate to accommodate for a full-length running track under the stadium.

During the earthworks phase, we are transporting around 130 truckloads of rock away from the site every day. We will remove a total of 150,000 solid cubic metres of excavated rock, which the City of Helsinki is planning to use as fill when it expands residential areas towards the sea.

Working in the heart of Helsinki in the middle of a dense residential area requires special attention from us. Special attention must also be paid to traffic on the construction site because of the dense network of pedestrian and bicycle routes in the area.

“The renovated stadium will be a modern multipurpose arena that serves people even better than before. It will be able to compete for significant sports events and concerts by leading artists“, envisions Maija Innanen, Managing Director of the Stadium Foundation.

Built in 1938, the Olympic Stadium is a site protected by the National Board of Antiquities.


Helsinki Olympic Stadium, earthworks and excavation
Stadium Foundation