The LFP (Franch Professional Football League) has expressed the wish to outsource the final of the League Cup through a consultation launched this spring. SBA Company submitted a joint application with FCGB.
The Board of Directors of the LFP which met today in Paris has designated the Matmut ATLANTIQUE to host the final of the League Cup in 2018.
Bernard Hagelsteen, SBA President: « It is a great joy for us to host the final of the League Cup in 2018. SBA and FCGB have worked together to offer the Professional Football League a program that meets their expectations and that is up to the show offered by a League Cup final. I have no doubt about the popular success of this event and about the full capacity of the stadium to host it in good conditions. »
Jean-Louis Triaud, FCGB President: « The vocation of the Matmut ATLANTIQUE is to allow Bordeaux to host new events of national and international scope and the League Cup final is one of them. FCGB will co-organize this finale in 2018 with SBA, in this new stadium which contributes to the promotion of our city. The organization will benefit from the experience gained by the Girondins through the many played finals and all the events we manage. »
The Matmut ATLANTIQUE, inaugurated in May 2015, hosted within its walls all the FCGB home games of the 2015/2016 season. It also received successfully the TOP 14 semi-final in June 2015, the French national team in September 2015 and more recently the EURO 2016.