After months of secrecy, both government officials and the press were finally allowed inside the Stade de Luxembourg on Friday.

After several disruptions in the construction process, as well as a significant overrun of the budget, the Stade de Luxembourg is finally edging closer to its completion. Thus far, the project is estimated to have cost €77 million.


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On Friday, a selection of guests were finally allowed inside the new stadium for the first time. Next week, the Luxembourgish football team is scheduled to play a test game on the new pitch, before playing against Azerbaijan at the beginning of September.

The official inauguration of the stadium will take place on 25 September.

Video report from inside the stadium (in Luxembourgish)