Stade du Hainaut
|240 (in skyboxes) (VIP seats)|
|2600 (Business seats)|
|Inauguration||26.07.2011 (Valenciennes FC - Borussia Dortmund, 0-1)|
|Construction||06.05.2008 - 07.2011|
|Cost||75,9 mln €|
|Design||SCAU (Michel Macary et Aymeric Zublena)|
|Address||Avenue des Sports, 59300 Valenciennes|
Description: Stade du Hainaut
First renderings we released back in 2007 by the renown SCAU office. first works on site started in May 2008. The result is two-tiered stadium covered with 8,000 steel plates with different shades and patterns, creating an interesting mosaic. Glass façade of the main stand is the only part not covered with these panels. The cost of €76mln was mostly covered by the Valenciennes municipality (€41mln). Regional authorities supported it with €20mln and the remaining part was paid with bank debt.
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