The zoning plan for the Feyenoord City project has been destroyed, confirming that previous plans to build the club a new stadium won’t go ahead.
The project which would also see other buildings constructed was announced in 2020 with a new Feyenoord stadium to replace De Kuip at the heart of it.
There was plenty of scepticism, with fans reluctant to leave their current ground and many unsure how exactly the club would be able to pay for the construction.
Given that, there was little surprise and plenty of relief when those plans were put on hold earlier this year for financial reasons, and they’ve now been definitively scrapped.
As reported by De Telegraaf, the Dutch Council of State have destroyed the zoning plans and criticised Rotterdam city council, saying they should have realised such a project wasn’t feasible.
“When determining the ‘Feyenoord City’ zoning plan, the Rotterdam city council should have realized in December 2020 that the plan to build a new football stadium on the Nieuwe Maas was not feasible,” they wrote in their ruling.