Renovation of the Bauer stadium: “The planets finally seem to be aligned”, relish Red Star fans

A flood of applause and a lot of smiles on the faces. The presentation of the Bauer stadium renovation project amazed the audience on Friday noon. As he revealed that very morning in our columns, the socialist mayor Karim Bouamrane officially relaunches a file dating back more than 30 years. On the eve of its 111th birthday, the historic enclosure of Saint-Ouen “will be renovated before 2024.” The city council reaffirmed this in the presence of Patrice Haddad, the president of the Red Star, and Yoann Joubert, the boss of the Réalités real estate group, winner of the Grand Paris metropolis competition and again commissioned for the operation.

“I appreciated the mayor’s voluntarism and the fact that he puts ethics in this file by giving the victory to Réalités (Editor’s note: the former mayor William Delannoy had dismissed Réalités in favor of the Wilmotte project, who came second) , confides Christian Trufer, 66, an early fan. Afterwards, we have been scalded and strolled a lot for 30 years, from Marville, to Beauvais via Jean-Bouin, so it will be wait and see. “” We feel a common will of all the players in the project, underlines Jean Bras, a 66-year-old fan. The planets finally seem aligned, this is only positive. “

Invited as a former Red Star scorer, Didier Thimothée also appreciated. “This stadium has breathed football for 111 years but the leaders have kept the spirit of the place,” says the person concerned. I am quite curious to see the transformation that will be chosen. I trust them because the Red Star has always kept its values. “

The Réalités group will inject € 4 million

A timetable has been set by the mayor. A public consultation will be launched from November 4 (on the platform) to November 26 and the conclusions studied during the next municipal council on December 14. Then, Karim Bouamrane hopes to launch the building permit during the first quarter of 2021 for the start of work in the summer of 2021. In terms of other good news of the day, the Réalités group reaffirmed that it would commit financially alongside the Saint-Ouen club.

The initial project of the Réalités real estate group included a new 11,000-seat stadium backed by a shopping center and an office complex./DR

“It’s a way of aligning the interests between a club, a structure and a territory, of being in support of consolidation to ensure that the club goes through this period well,” says Yoann Joubert, CEO and founder of the Nantes group. who had already worked for the YelloPark of FC Nantes (finally abandoned). The club also leans on a partner. »According to our information, Réalités will inject € 4 million into the club’s capital over two years. A significant windfall for the Red Star, self-proclaimed candidate for the (re) rise in Ligue 2 and current 8th in the National after three wins and a draw. “This project gives strength to go for the climb,” says coach Vincent Bordot.

“This is a historic moment for the entire Red Star family and a crucial step in our 2024 roadmap,” explains President Patrice Haddad. Our desire is to maintain our social dimension, in the age of football business, while targeting the sports elite. The future enclosure will allow us to anchor ourselves definitively on our territory, and will give the club the means of its ambitions. “

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