‘The Reds’ home in Belgium to get a facelift



Linkedin Twitter

Standard Liege update June 2020 Image: Standard de Liège & Assar Architects

Stade Maurice Dufrasne (Belgium) rehabilitation work is all set to begin this month with construction companies of Belgium – BAM Galère and CIT Blaton – having been selected to deliver the redevelopment work.

The Stade Maurice Dufrasne is a football stadium in Liège, Belgium. The stadium holds 27,670 people. It is also known as Stade de Sclessin, from the name of the district of Liège where it is located, and is the home stadium of Standard Liège. The facility opened in 1909.

Royal Standard de Liège, commonly referred to as Standard Liège, is a Belgian professional football club based in the City of Liège. They are one of the most successful clubs in Belgium, having won the Belgian league on 10 occasions, most recently in 2007-08 and 2008-09. It is a Belgian First Division A football club – the top league competition for association football clubs in Belgium.

Media reports stated the two firms have been chosen following a tender process in which Moury Construct and Eloy-Duchêne were also in contention.

The City of Liège gave the go-ahead to the development in May 2020 as part of a multiphase plan that is expected to take four years to complete.

Assar Architects’ vision for the stadium will see the capacity expanded to 35,000, with the addition of an esplanade to enhance access. Fans currently gather on a public road surrounding the facility before and after games and the esplanade will solve this issue.

The redevelopment also intends to transform the stadium into a multipurpose venue. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Liège Verviers Namur has requested that Standard build 6,000 m² of office space, which will also incorporate an array of other offerings.

These include commercial space, a fan shop, creche, playground, a “laser game” area, wellness and health center and a new club museum.

Continue to follow Coliseum for latest updates on venues business news. Coliseum is dedicated towards building the best global community of sports and entertainment venue executives and professionals creating better and more profitable venues.

Become a member of the only Global Sports Venue Alliance and connect with stadiums, arenas and experts from around the world. Apply for membership at coliseum-online.com/alliance and make use of the 365Coliseum Business.

Watch 150 member-exclusive videos with valuable tips for your venue



« Previous News:
» Next News:



More News

Germany limits capacity to 15000 fans

COVID-struck Germany stadia at max 15,000 fans

Published: December 3rd, 2021

With COVID-19 stinging Germany with full force, football stadiums in the country can now only run... » Read more

Bernie Mullin on Coliseum US

Understanding fans’ psyche in a COVID world

Published: December 3rd, 2021

Atlanta (US)-based The Aspire Group is a global sports and entertainment firm partnering with... » Read more

Koenig-Pilsener-Arena naming rights

König-Pilsener-Arena now Rudolf Weber Arena

Published: December 3rd, 2021

Come January 1st, 2022, and the König-Pilsener-Arena Oberhausen, Germany will be renamed the... » Read more

WTA suspends tournaments in China

WTA bar games in China over Peng ‘sex slur’

Published: December 3rd, 2021

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) drew criticism on December 2nd from China for its decision... » Read more


Receive global sports venue NEWS twice a week in your inbox