Stade Francis-Le Blé (FLB)
|6,548 (West stand)|
|4,850 (East stand)|
|982 (South stand)|
|2,717 (North stand)|
|Clubs||SASP Stade brestois 29|
|Other names||Stade de l'Armoricaine (1922-1982)|
|Record attendance||21,842 (Stade brestois 29 - Olympique de Marseille, 1987)|
|Address||26, Route de Quimper, 29200 Brest|
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.
New design: The white-red pride of Brest
It's not even Ligue 1 and yet Stade Brestois 29 might soon have one of France's best stadia. Not the biggest, but a very sensibly planned scale is part of the equasion. Efficient, not just impressive – that's the goal.