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Stade Josy Barthel

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 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.

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ https://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/FirstDiv/uefaorg/Publications/01/67/03/93/1670393_DOWNLOAD.pdf

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