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French staduim up in smoke

Discussion in 'French Rugby League' started by Foreign Legion, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Foreign Legion

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    A fire has destroyed the historic main grandstand at the home of French rugby league club Lezignan.

    Local press reported that firefighters were called out to the Moulin Stadium at 6.30am on Sunday morning and forced some local houses to be evacuated.

    The main wooden stands have been completed destroyed in the fire.

    A video of the scene earlier today can be viewed here.

    Mayor of Lezignan, Michel Maique, told L’Independant: “We are all very sad in Lézignan because all Lézignanais have a carnal link with this stadium. This stadium is part of the local heritage. It is an emblematic place.”

    The ground was built back in 1919 and has a capacity of 6,000.

    It hosted an international match between France and Scotland back in 2001.


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  2. siv

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    Hope they had insurance
     
  3. Leigh Howlett

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    Did they win their Premiership like happened with Parramatta in 1981, win the comp get a new stand!.
     
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  4. Disinterested third party

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    Tragic news. It is (was) a beautiful little ground. It was well worth a visit if you got down that way... :disappointed:
     
  5. DlEHARD

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    Devastating... I hope they can rebuild...
     
  6. Disinterested third party

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    There's a fantastic historical mural on the other side of the stadium; hopefully that has survived.
     
  7. Foreign Legion

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    https://treizemondial.fr/le-stade-d...gJxwh8pP0FLqa2UvAH5ZB_KUg8W5wsiTy1pgOTZTsdCMI

    he work of the Moulin stadium progress as revealed by L'Indépendant. The new forum could be ready for early 2020.

    The concrete structure is almost finished and should soon accommodate the wooden one. During the end of the work, the games of seniors and juniors of Lézignan will be played outside. First match hoped for in this new stand in January 2020.

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  8. Foreign Legion

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    Rebuild

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  9. langpark

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    Looks good, but sadly, same size as the old one. Anyone know the expected capacity?
     

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