Stade Josy Barthel

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 the Luxembourg City quarter of Belair.

Stade Josy Barthel
Stade Josy Barthel.jpg
Former namesStade Municipal (1931-1993)
LocationBelair, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Coordinates49°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
Capacity8,000
Construction
Built1928-1931
Opened1931
Renovated1990
Tenants
Luxembourg national football team

HistoryEdit

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 Joseph "Josy" Barthel,[1] the 1500m gold medalist at the 1952 Olympics: Luxembourg's only Olympic gold medal winner.[2] The stadium is also home to the biggest athletics club in the country, CAL Spora Luxembourg. The spectator capacity is 7,983,[3] 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, the Luxembourg Ministry of Sport, in conjunction with the Luxembourg City administration, decided upon the construction of the new National Stadium of Luxembourg in Gasperich, currently due to open in 2022.[4][5] As a result, the Luxembourg City authorities have announced their intentions to demolish the Stade Jose Barthel and redevelop its grounds and surrounding areas.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stade Josy Barthel – StadiumDB.com". stadiumdb.com. Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ https://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/FirstDiv/uefaorg/Publications/01/67/03/93/1670393_DOWNLOAD.pdf
  4. ^ "Un stade de 9 000 places couvertes pour début 2019" [A stadium with covered seating for 9000 for 2019]. L'essentiel (in French). 6 June 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  5. ^ Labro, Thierry (17 December 2019). "Les travaux du parking du stade national en septembre" [Works on the national stadium's parking facilities to begin in September]. paperjam.lu (in French). Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  6. ^ Fick, Maurice (19 December 2019). "Les 35 visages imaginés pour la "route d'Arlon"" [The 35 plans imagined for the "Route d'Arlon"]. Wort.lu (in French). Retrieved 1 January 2020.

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