Stade Josy Barthel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stade Josy Barthel
Stade Josy Barthel.jpg
Former names Stade Municipal (1931-1993)
Location Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Coordinates 49°36′56″N 6°06′35″E / 49.6156°N 6.1097°E / 49.6156; 6.1097Coordinates: 49°36′56″N 6°06′35″E / 49.6156°N 6.1097°E / 49.6156; 6.1097
Capacity 7,983
Construction
Built 1928-1931
Opened 1931
Renovated 1990
Tenants
Luxembourg national football team

Stade Josy Barthel is the national stadium of Luxembourg, home to the Luxembourg national football team and also used for rugby union and athletics. It is located on route d'Arlon, in Luxembourg City.

Originally called Stade Municipal after its construction in 1928-1931, it was entirely rebuilt in 1990. Since July 1993, it has borne the name of Josy Barthel, the 1500m gold medalist at the 1952 Olympics: Luxembourg's only Olympic gold medal winner.[1] The stadium is also home to the biggest athletics club in the country, CAL Spora Luxembourg. The spectator capacity is 7,983,[2] some under cover, some in the open air.

In 2014 it was announced that an investment of 230,000 would be required to get the stadium up to a sufficient standard to hold the qualifying matches for Euro 2016.

In June 2014, it was decided that a new stadium will be built in Kockelscheuer. The stadium would seat 9,000 people and would be dedicated to football and rugby.

References

  1. ^ "Unique person for a unique place" (PDF). GSSE News - The Official Newspaper of the Games of the Small States of Europe in Luxembourg 2013. Luxembourg. 27 May 2013. p. 3. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/FirstDiv/uefaorg/Publications/01/67/03/93/1670393_DOWNLOAD.pdf

External links

  • Illustrated page from Racing FC
  • StadiumDB photos


Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stade_Josy_Barthel&oldid=812831188"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stade_Josy_Barthel
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Stade Josy Barthel"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA