Monday, June 27, 2022

Belgium city Wavre set for new hockey stadium with up to 10,000 seats

A hockey stadium which could host future major championships in Belgium is set to be given the green light to be built.

The French-speaking city of Wavre, the Royal Belgian Hockey Association and Lara Hockey Club have joined forces for the 6 million Euro project, a plan which was due to be put into fruition before floods scuppered early plans last year.

The stadium could even be considered as Belgium’s national stadium given that plans for a major stadia in Brussels will not be finished before 2026.

The Walloon region stadium is expected to have 4,000 seats which could be extended to 10,000 if major events were staged.

Under the stand of the renovated Justin Peeters stadium, there will be 10 changing rooms, a media centre, fitness area and technical rooms with a clubhouse built on the floors above.

The site was initially to be ready to host the under-21 European Chamnpionships this summer before floods in the region.

The new stadium is expected to be protected from any future flooding issues and will aim to be opened for May 2023.

Lara has close to 1,000 members.

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