French Soccer Stadiums Target Qatar to Offset Losses at Home

French Soccer Stadiums Target Qatar to Offset Losses at Home

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In France, Vinci’s stadium in Le Mans was completed in 2011 for a total cost of 104 million euros and the near-bankrupt home soccer club initially agreed to pay an annual rent of about 2 million euros. Vinci then agreed to cut the fee for the club to 600,000 euros, said Damien Rajot, head of Vinci’s stadium management unit.