France’s FC Metz is planning to carry out extensive renovations to its Stade Saint-Symphorien and build a new training centre on the Frescaty Plateau.
The club, which was promoted back to Ligue 1 at the end of the current season, has started work on the project.
Demolition of the stadium’s South Stand has begun, with completion of the new stand planned for August 2020.
The South East and South West areas of the ground will be filled in by the summer of the following year.
A pedestrian square will be built at the back of the South Stand to allow for better crowd flow. Seats will be replaced in the East, West and lower North stands.
There will also be a complete renovation of the stadium’s sound and light system, while the access control system will also be updated.