Stade Brestois to deliver on stadium plan

Stade Brestois president Denis Le Saint has maintained that the French Ligue 1 football club is firmly committed to delivering a new stadium.

Le Saint provided an update on progress for the project at a club meeting, after little news had emerged following its initial announcement in March 2018.

Stade Brestois, which was promoted from Ligue 2 last season, is seeking to deliver a 13,000-seat stadium by the end of the 2021-22 season, at a cost of between €70m (£59.3m/$77.8m). The club’s fans have long been promised a new home and Le Saint reiterated that the project remains on course.

He said: “We are moving forward, we are working on it with Brest Métropole, because the future of the club depends on it. After the environmental and compensation studies, which are still in progress, the archaeological excavations will continue.

“We are keen to complete this project on the Froutven site in Guipavas, which is perfectly suited. It is at the entrance to the city, directly connected to the two motorways, and accessible for all with the tram connection.”

Stade Brestois currently plays at Stade Francis-Le Blé. The stadium first opened in 1922 and has a current capacity of around 15,000.

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