Stade Francis-Le Blé (FLB)

Capacity15 305
6,548 (West stand)
4,850 (East stand)
982 (South stand)
2,717 (North stand)
Country France
CityBrest
ClubsSASP Stade brestois 29
Other names Stade de l'Armoricaine (1922-1982)
Inauguration 1922
Renovations 1982, 2010
Record attendance 21,842 (Stade brestois 29 - Olympique de Marseille, 1987)
Address 26, Route de Quimper, 29200 Brest

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Description: Stade Francis-Le Blé

Though opened already in 1922, the stadium received its first and most recognizable stand after Stade brestious 29 won promotion to the Ligue 1 in early 1980s. The structure raised capacity over 5 times, from 1,800 to over 10,000 people (half the crowd was seated).

The redevelopment was an opportunity for renaming from Stade de l’Armoricaine to Stade Francis-Le Blé, currently often abbreviated to FLB.

Further major changes came no sooner than in the twenty-first century, as the local club again got promoted to French top tier. Plans of relocation to a brand new stadium were put forward in 2004, but eventually a different vision of further expansion at FLB was approved. In 2010 a new stand on the western side was built, allowing to exceed 15,000 capacity mark.

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