Le Mans Football Club was a French association football club based in Le Mans. The club was founded in 1985 as a result of a merger under the name Le Mans Union Club 72. In 2010, Le Mans changed its name to Le Mans FC to coincide with the re-modeling of the club, which includes moving into a new stadium, MMArena, which opened in January 2011. The club currently plays in Ligue 2, the second level of French football having suffered relegation from Ligue 1 following the 2009–10 season. Due to financial difficulties, the club lost its professional status in 2013.