Saint-Etienne Stadium is one of France’s most iconic stadiums, and has been the stage for some of the greatest moments in the history of French football with AS Saint-Etienne, the legendary club. Since it was built in 1931, the “Chaudron” Stadium has been renovated several times to welcome the major sports competitions organised in France in the 20th century. In 2024, it will be welcoming the Olympic Games!
In addition to the matches of the football club AS Saint-Etienne, Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium hosted various matches from the Euro 1984 Football Championship and the 1998 Football World Cup, as well as the 2007 Rugby World Cup. The latest renovation, making the stadium a mythical yet modern and functional venue, was carried out for Euro 2016, increasing the stadium’s capacity and modernising its access arrangements, enabling the “Chaudron” to continue to stage major competitions on its pitch. In its history, Saint-Etienne Stadium has also hosted several major concerts, including Bruce Springsteen in 1985 and Johnny Hallyday in 2003.
Capacity: 41,965 spectators
What sports for Paris 2024 ?
- Football (women’s / men’s)
Where is it located ?
Department : Loire (42)
City : Saint-Etienne
Distance from Paris : 3h by train
Games venues located nearby : Lyon Stadium
Tourist attractions located nearby : Le Pilat Regional Natural Park, Cité du Design, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Le Corbusier architectural complex in Firminy, AS Saint-Etienne Museum, Loire Gorges.
Following the Games, the Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium will continue to host the home matches of AS Saint-Etienne, as well as major cultural and sporting events.