AJ Auxerre inaugurated its museum, AJA Expérience, on Tuesday at the Abbé-Deschamps stadium, a “temple of football” according to Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castera, before an opening to the public scheduled for March 20. “Here, there is a concentration of history and dynamism,” also indicated the minister, quoted in a press release from the club.

“The fabulous history of the club deserved to be told and passed on to future generations,” Baptiste Malherbe, the executive president of the AJA, added to France info, referring to a “hybrid and ambitious” project.

In addition to Guy Roux (85 years old), former emblematic coach of the AJA, several former glories of the Burgundian club were present such as the goalkeeper Lionel Charbonnier, the defenders William Prunier, Lucien Denis, the midfielders Philippe Violeau, Yann Lachuer or Olivier Kapo, the attackers Djibril Cissé and Steve Marlet. The museum route, over around fifteen stages, allows you to visit behind the scenes of the Abbé-Deschamps stadium with period contents and objects.

AJ Auxerre, four-time winner of the French Cup (1994, 1996, 2003, 2005), twice finalist in 1979 and 2015 (both times in Ligue 2), was also French champion in 1996, year in which she achieved the cup-championship double.

AJA is currently leader of the Ligue 2 championship with three points ahead of Angers, seven over Laval (3rd) and ten over Saint-Etienne (4th) which the Icaunais will face on Saturday at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium in a match of the 28th day.