Construction begins on Luxembourg's new national stadium

20 September 2017

It took 10 years to agree on the ideal location for Luxembourg's new national sports stadium.

While Differdange was in the running, work has just begun in the Cloche d'Or and Kockelscheuer districts of the capital.

On Monday evening, Luxembourg City Mayor Lydie Polfer performed the inaugural groundbreaking for the future stadium, although it will be a two-year wait before the first ball is kicked or thrown around the new pitch.

From October 2019, about 50 events a year are planned for the site, including national and international football matches, as well as rugby tournaments and other sports.

The stadium will accommodate about 10,000 spectators seated around a 123-by-75-metre pitch.

The site may also be used for other outdoor events as well.

A large car park will be located 100 metres from the stadium, with buses and the tram close by.