France: Major image change in Rennes

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France: Major image change in Rennes From the 2015/16 Ligue 1 season Stade Rennais will play at a rebranded stadium. All seats are being replaced and new name is planned, subject to public vote by fans.


Stade de la Route de LorientTwo major changes are coming for Stade Reinnais supporters in the 2015/16 season. Already now complete replacement of nearly 30,000 seats at Stade de la Route de Lorient is ongoing. Previous blue-green layout will be changed for a more uniform red one. Also more associated with actual team colours as the stadium is already illuminated with red light.

The other alteration will see a new name given to the stadium. So far it’s been called according to its location along the road to Lorient. Now a name more in touch with club identity will be introduced.

Stade Rennais FC ran a survey last week to create a shortlist of possible names. Along the possibilities was a name including the phrase Celtic Park, prompting interest from British media. But that proposal didn’t make it to the final, which sees two names for supporters to choose from:

  • Roazhon Park (Roazhon is simply Breton for Rennes)
  • Stade de Hermines (Stadium of the Stoats, based on club symbol)

Online vote was launched on Friday and will last until June 9. On June 11 Stade Rennais should announce the most popular name.