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Every team needs an arena where they can play their home matches. Your job is to build your arena as big as needed, but not to build it too big, because you must pay every week to keep your arena in shape. There are four types of stands:

  • Terraces (most spectators will use terraces, so build these most),
  • Regular seats (spectators who want some comfort when watching games buy regular seats, these are the second most used, so build these a lot too),
  • Seats under the roof (these are for people who want to a see match as comfortably as possible. still, relatively a lot of spectators buys tickets for these seats),
  • Seats in VIP lounge (only important spectators like sponsors use these seats, thus, you need to build only a few of these)

Default distribution

Total capacity: 12000
Terraces: 8000
Basic seating: 3000
Seats under roof: 1000
Seats in VIP boxes: 0

Income per seat

Terraces: 5.5
Basic seating: 8
Seats under roof: 11
Seats in VIP boxes: 27.5

Weekly upkeep costs

Terraces: 0.5
Basic seating: 0.7
Seats under roof: 1
Seats in VIP boxes: 2.5

How to build

Costs of expansion

Terraces: 60
Basic seating: 100
Seats under roof: 120
Seats in VIP boxes: 400

There is also an additional fee of 10,000 every time you expand, no matter how many seats you add.

Weekly benefit per seat (estimation*)

8 matches 7 matches
Terraces: 2.25 1.91
Basic seating: 3.3 2.8
Seats under roof: 4.5 3.81
Seats in VIP boxes: 11.25 9.53

(*) Estimation based on a full stadium at home for 8 or 7 weeks for each 16 week period.

Stadium Expansion Theories

The following contents are based on the opinion of Hattrick users — which means that their veracity and accuracy have not been confirmed by any official statement, and consequently they do not necessarily reflect the game reality. Please take this into consideration!

An unofficial partitioning to consider when expanding your arena:

Terraces: 62.5 %
Basic seating: 25 %
Seats under roof: 10 %
Seats in VIP boxes: 2.5 %

Also consider that VIP's will never visit your stadium if you have no (or not enough) VIP boxes, they will stay away. Fans preferring the terraces will also never visit a VIP box etc.
So you have to build enough seats of all categories.