Bordeaux Stadium was built for France to hold the Euro 2016 Football Championship. It was completed in 2015, between the Parc Floral gardens and Bois de Bordeaux forest, to become the main sports showcase for the world’s wine capital. Designed by the architects Herzog & De Meuron, who were also behind Beijing’s Olympic Stadium, Bordeaux Stadium stands out with its spectacular design and its spectator experience, with fully covered stands.
Bordeaux Stadium was built in line with sustainable and environmentally responsible standards: for example, its roof is covered with 700 sqm of solar panels. The stadium is also equipped to recycle rainwater for its irrigation. Lastly, its unique style, illustrated by its hundreds of white beams supporting the structure, makes it instantly recognisable.
Since it was built, it has been home to the Girondins de Bordeaux, one of France’s leading football teams, and has also staged a Football League Cup final and the semi-finals of the Top 14 rugby tournament on two occasions, as well as a number of concerts, including Guns N’Roses and Muse.
Capacity: 42,000 spectators.
What sports for Paris 2024?
- Football (women’s / men’s)
Where is it located?
Department : Gironde (33)
City : Bordeaux
Distance from Paris : 2h10 by train
Access : Tramway lines B and C
Tourist attractions located nearby : Cité du Vin, Place des Quinconces, Saint-André Cathedral, Arcachon Bay, Dune du Pyla, Les Landes beaches
After staging Paris 2024, Bordeaux Stadium will continue to be the home of the Girondins de Bordeaux, alongside hosting high-level sports events and concerts.