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Differdange presents plans for national football stadium
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Differdange presents plans for national football stadium

21.10.2012 From our online archive
After plans for a stadium in Livange were shelved and the renovation of Luxembourg’s Josy Barthel stadium remains disputed, Differdange has come forward with plans for a modern national stadium.

(CS) After plans for a stadium in Livange were shelved and the renovation of Luxembourg’s Josy Barthel stadium remains disputed, Differdange has come forward with plans for a modern national stadium.

The mayor of Differdange Claude Meisch commented that the plans presented an alternative to existing plans, and said that the plans could be realised as early as 2014.

The project foresees the extension and modernisation of the stadium in Oberkorn to an up-to-date 8,200-seat venue. Plans were presented to the government some two weeks ago and were shown to the press last Friday.

The stadium in Oberkorn, a 16-million-euro construction, opened its doors in August last year, and a further 13 million euros could see it turn into a stadium suitable for national and international games, Meisch said.

Another advantage of the new project, according to Meisch: the Oberkorn stadium is located close to a local train station offering direct transport links to the central train station in Luxembourg City.

Meisch pointed out at the presentation that Differdange was not intending to carry the additional cost. However, he said that this project would cost the state far less than any of the other alternatives and that talks with the Sports Ministry would have to be held.

Reporting by Maurice Fick