Man City Transfer Target!
Apr 7, 2011, 2:50 PM
Location: The North. 'Ich hassen lehm kopfs'
Team(s): Crewe Alex and obviously England.
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Seems a long term plan ????
Football: a new project for a new decade
Bruges has two teams in the Belgian first division: Club Brugge KV and Cercle Brugge KSV. Both teams were founded at the end of the 19th century. Each derby is eagerly anticipated by the fans of both Club and Cercle and is played in a great atmosphere.
Bruges was one of the host cities for Euro 2000. In total, 4 games were played in Bruges' Jan Breydel stadium. This stadium, however, does not meet the new stadium requirements for the World Cup in 2018. Plans for the construction of a new stadium have been decided.The City of Bruges will take the initiative to put the plans into effect, in close collaboration with all parties concerned. The site for the new stadium is situated on the south side of the city and is easily accessible by all means of transport. The site is perfectly suited for the construction of a stadium that meets all the FIFA requirements. Suited and ready for the challenge that is World Cup 2018/2022!
Football future in Stadium Chartreuse Top
Both Bruges' First Division football teams currently play their home games in a stadium that does not yet meet the new stadium requirements for the World Cup in 2018. That is why plans for the construction of a fantastic new 45,000 seat stadium have been announced. On October 30 2009, the Flemish Government submitted a detailed proposal for the exact location of the new stadium and for the conditions for its construction. The new stadium will be built in the south outskirts of Bruges, in a domain called ‘Chartreuse’.
The site is located on the junction of the E40 and the E403 highways. All facilities for making the site accessible for public transport (train, express tram and bus) are present. On 27 November, the city of Bruges submitted its official candidacy to have the ‘Chartreuse’ site chosen as one of the potential host stadiums for the World Cup 2018/2022. Previously, on 25 November, both Bruges-based teams already agreed that this new stadium should be multifunctional. They also confirmed their willingness to share the stadium for their home games.
The City of Bruges’ proposal comprises a stadium for 45,000 spectators, 7,000 car parking spaces, 2,000 bicycle parking spaces and at least 230 coach parking spaces, extendible to 300. A train or express tram station will be built adjacent to the stadium, on the railway line Bruges-Kortrijk.
The stadium has to meet all the FIFA and UEFA requirements for the World Cup and the Champions League. The candidacy is accompanied by a financial feasibility report and a balanced business plan.
Ready before 2018
On December 11 2009, the Flemish Government officially approved the City of Bruges’ candidacy. This means that it accepted Bruges’ proposal for the ‘Chartreuse’ site as a candidate host stadium for the World Cup 2018/2022 games. The Flemish Government will be submitting the candidacies of the Flemish host cities for the official games.
As one of the official candidate host cities endorsed by the Flemish Government, Bruges commits itself to having the stadium ready for the World Cup 2018/2022.
Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.