Club: Stade Brestois 29 | Opening: 1922 | Capacity: 15,097 seats
History and description
Stade Francis-Le Blé opened in 1922 under the name Stade de l’Amoricaine.
It was a relatively modest stadium that remained almost unchanged until a new main stand was built in 1982. At that time it also changed names to Stade Francis-Le Blé, after a former mayor of the city.
First plans for a major redevelopment were made in 2004, but the project was soon abandoned. However, after the rise of Brestois to Ligue 1, a series of modernisations were undertaken and one new stand was built, which opened in 2010.
How to get to Stade Francis-Le Ble
Stade Francis-Le Blé is located in the north-east of the city of Brest, almost 2.5 kilometres from Brest’s city centre and its central rail station.
The walk from the north of the city centre or the central railway station takes just over 30 minutes.
Alternatively, bus 25 and 27 pass right next to the stadium. Both can be boarded at Place de Liberté in the city centre. Take bus 25 in the direction of Plougastel, or bus 27 in the direction of Kerhuon, and get off at stop Stade F. Le-Blé. The ride takes about 10 minutes.
Address: 26 Route de Quimper, 29200 Brest
Stade Brestois Tickets
Tickets for Stade Brestois matches can be bought online, or in person at the club shop at 7 Rue Jean Jaurès in the city centre, the ticket windows of Stade Francis-Leble, or at any of the Francebillet and Ticketmaster sales points.
If tickets remain available, these can be bought at the ticket windows of the stadium on the day of the match. Brest might sell out a few high-profile matches per season though.
Expect to pay from €13.00 for a seat behind the goal to €37.00 for a central seat at the main stand. Prices get increased for a few high-profile matches.
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Photo credits: El Funcionario