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Union will receive planning permission and returns next season back to Mariënstadion

1B-club Union has Friday positive news to come out. The inhabitants of Brussels have their planning permission for work on the Joseph Mariënstadion obtained. That work will start February start. The focus is on a return to the duden park for next season.

Traditieclub Union, in a far past, eleven times champion, play like since 1919 – next year a century ago – in the Joseph Mariënstadion, located in the parc duden in forest. In the heyday of the geelhemden had the stadium has a capacity of 44,000 seats. Over the past two seasons had, however, fled to the King baudouin stadium, because the decaying stadium, whose capacity has since been reduced to about 5,500 places, did not meet the stadionvereisten for clubs in 1A and 1B.

The club wanted her future to continue in the Joseph Mariënstadion. A new construction project, for a value of 4.2 million euros, the historical context of the stadium respect. The grandstand of the stadium is, after all, protected cultural Belgian heritage. But there will be also new sanitary facilities, a new location for police and emergency services and various other things.

In addition to the funding of the municipality, the owner of the stadium, received the project of the Brussels-capital Region with a grant of 2.4 million euros.

Union is currently sixth in the general ranking of the Proximus League. Also in the second period, the inhabitants of Brussels provisionally sixth, which at the end of the season, probably play-downs waiting.

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