Losc would have made offers to buy the Pierre-Mauroy stadium

According to L’Équipe, Losc has made two buyout offers for the Pierre-Mauroy stadium, which is currently owned by the Eiffage group. But the negotiations are at a standstill.

Inaugurated in August 2012, will the Pierre-Mauroy stadium one day become the property of Losc? According to information reported Wednesday by L’Équipe, the northern Ligue 1 club has made two buyout offers from the Eiffage group, the current owner of the enclosure. These proposals were refused, according to the daily. But Losc would still be on the lookout.

Eiffage, through its subsidiary Elisa, benefits from a concession for the stadium until 2043. As part of a public-private partnership with the Lille metropolitan area, the construction group financed the construction of the infrastructure to the tune of by 56% (the total cost amounts to 332 million euros).

An annual rent of five million euros

To buy the stadium, Losc would have made a first offer last December, then a second in April. The club was apparently ready to take over the stadium’s debt, but also the real estate assets linked to the enclosure. But Eiffage, although for the moment in deficit with the stadium, intends to develop the activities of the stadium even more.

By wanting to become the owner of the Decathlon Arena Stade Pierre-Mauroy (the official name since this summer), Losc seeks to diversify its future income and to get rid of the annual rent (5 million euros) which it pays to the metropolis. Lille. The latter, for its part, spent 11.5 million euros in net charges during the year 2020.

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