A dream will become reality for Luxembourg's football fans when the Grand Duchy has its own national stadium by the end of 2019.
After many years of waiting, Luxembourg Football Federation officials and the whole football family in Luxembourg are finally set to see a dream come true: by the end of 2019, Luxembourg will have its own UEFA category 4 national football stadium.
The new arena will replace the venerable Josy Barthel stadium in Arloner Straße, which has fallen short of international standards for many years now.
Preliminary preparations for the construction of the new national football stadium in the south of Luxembourg city began in mid-February. The tender procedure for the construction of the new stadium is currently under way, with building work due to start on 21 August this year.
The city of Luxembourg will own and operate the new national stadium, sharing the construction costs with the Luxembourg state authorities. The stadium, which is expected to cost €60m, will seat 9,385 spectators, all under cover. Its capacity could be increased to 11,500 at a later date without extensive reconstruction work. In addition to a 500-seat VIP enclosure, the south stand will include a large room that can be used as a venue for private events.
A car park with 2,000 spaces, a multi-purpose forecourt and a stop in the city’s new tram network will be built next to the stadium.
All football fans in Luxembourg are looking forward with great anticipation and excitement to the new stadium taking shape and finally becoming a reality.
This article first appeared in UEFA Direct No166