Europe's capital set for brand new stadium

28th September 2005, Comments 0 comments

28 September 2005, BRUSSELS – Brussels' main entertainment venue, Forest National, is set to get new state-of-the-art facilities, it was reported on Wednesday.

28 September 2005

BRUSSELS – Brussels' main entertainment venue, Forest National, is set to get new state-of-the-art facilities, it was reported on Wednesday.

The local authorities in Brussels' Forest commune agreed on Tuesday evening to sell EUR 3.81 million- worth of common land for the new stadium.

The vote - approved by 24 council members, with five voting against and five abstentions – means Forest National will move to Boulevard de la Deuxieme Armee Britannique.

Forest mayor Corinne De Permentier (MR) said the old centre at Avenue du Globe should be converted into homes and offices.

The new Forest National would be able to accommodate 12,000 people, compared to 7,200 at the moment, and would be better equipped, said the mayor.

"It's unthinkable that a European capital doesn't have a multipurpose stadium capable of hosting large sporting and cultural events," she said.

She added that she had already made contact with transport company STIB to request it to extent the tram route to the new centre.

The plans propose 2,500 parking spaces on and around the new site.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Belgian news

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