|Hàng Đẫy Stadium will be rebuilt in the near future at a cost of 250 million euros (US$310 million). — File Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Director of Hà Nội FC Đỗ Quang Hiển on Tuesday signed a contract worth 250 million euros (US$310 million) with French group Boyugues to improve and expand Hàng Đẫy Stadium.
When construction work will begin or end was not announced.
The move aims to make Hà Nội FC’s traditional home ground a more attractive destination for football fans.
Hàng Đẫy, built in 1934, became the capital side’s home ground last year. The club previously called My Dinh Stadium home.
In 2017, Hàng Đẫy was closed for improvements costing more than VNĐ10 billion ($448,000) to meet Asian Football Confederation standards.
In the past, the 22,500-seat stadium was also the national team’s home ground. It also hosted clubs like Thể Công, Hòa Phát Hà Nội and Hà Nội ACB.
Currently, apart from Hà Nội FC, Viettel and People’s Police also call Hàng Đẫy home.
Boyugues is an industrial group specialising in construction, real estate development, media and telecommunications.
The group built Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris in 1972 and rebuilt Stade Velodrome in Marseille in 2011.
Bouygues also has more than a hundred sports facilities to its credit, both in France and elsewhere.
It also built the International Convention Centre in downtown Hà Nội in 1997 and Phú Lương Bridge in Hải Dương Province in 1995. — VNS