Major stakeholders of RC Strasbourg attended a meeting which was held in one of the stadium’s hospitality sections, when it was announced that construction on the Meinau Stadium’s redevelopment and extension had begun.
As Ligue 1 is dominated by Paris Saint Germain, it is a wise decision by the city and club to invest into their stadium to keep fans interested and excited in supported their club. RC Strasbourg have not seen domestic success in recent times with their only league title being back in 1979, while the club finished only three spots above relegation in last seasons Ligue 1 competition.
Many parts of the city supported the club in their pursue of stadium upgrades. The Grand-Est Region, the City of Strasbourg, the European Community of Alsace and the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg (up to $123 million), the European Community of Alsace (up to $30 million), and RC Strasbourg (up to $14 million) all contributed to the project’s total cost of $260 million. RC Strasbourg will also provide an additional $23 million towards the development of commercial areas.
Beginning in June 2023, work will be carried out on extending the South stand. It will then proceed with the redesigning of the South and West stands and the construction of the Fan Zone will begin (from summer 2024 to summer 2025), the redesigning of the North and East stands and the completion of the Fan Zone (from summer 2025 to summer 2025).
“We are very happy to announce the launch of the work together, we know the importance of this project for our territory and for the influence of our city. This stadium is a unifying marker of our territory,” Pia Imbs, President of the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg, stated via press release.
Finally, the redesigning of the East stand and the installation of the lawn (from the start of 2026 to the summer of 2026), for completion in the summer of 2026. The final capacity will hold 32,000, with the stadium’s seating capacity to never drop below 19,000 while construction is active.