For the planned construction of a new Hertha BSC stadium, the club has signed a prominent newcomer: Engelbert Lütke Daldrup will support the project as a consultant in the future. This was announced by Hertha’s chief financial officer, Ingo Schiller, on Friday.

“We have succeeded in winning Engelbert Lütke Daldrup in an advisory capacity for our project,” said Schiller. “We are very happy about that.”

Engelbert Lütke Daldrup is a respected urban planner. From 2006 to 2009 he was State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development. In 2017 he took over the position of BER boss from Karsten Mühlenfeld and opened BER Airport in 2020 after a long delay.

On Friday, Hertha BSC specified the ideas for their own stadium: if the club has its way, a steep, narrow arena for 45,000 fans should be built.

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For years, the Bundesliga soccer club has wanted to get out of the huge Olympic Stadium, where the club pays 7.5 million euros a year as a tenant, and prefer to invest the money in its own property.