Lyon Stadium is a recent, ultramodern venue, owned by its resident football club, Olympique Lyonnais, which plays in Ligue 1 and has won the French league seven times. It was built to stage certain matches for Euro 2016, and was inaugurated at the start of 2016 in Décines, near Lyon. Previously the capital of the Gauls, the city now has a brand-new multifunctional venue, the third largest in France in terms of capacity, that can host major international events all year round, which will represent an additional asset for welcoming spectators for the Olympic Games in 2024.
The stadium was designed by the architects Populous. It was built with the ambition to limit its environmental impact: for instance, 100% of its energy is renewable, thanks in particular to its rooftop solar panels. The pitch benefits from its advanced technology, and various spaces have been created for the athletes, the media and even several restaurants, thanks to the 8,000 sqm of space available. In addition to the matches of Olympique Lyonnais in the Champions League and the French football competitions, the Stadium has hosted many high-level events, including one of the semi-finals for Euro 2016 and the Europa League final in 2018, as well as concerts with international stars such as Rihanna and Ed Sheer
Capacity: 59,186 spectators
What sports for Paris 2024?
- Football (women’s / men’s)
Where is it located?
Department : Rhône (69)
City : Décines
Distance from Paris : 2h by train
Access: Tramway lines T7 and T3.
Games venues located nearby : Saint-Etienne Stadium
Tourist attractions located nearby : the famous Bouchons Lyonnais restaurants, Notre Dame de Fourvière Basilica, Place Bellecour, Parc de la Tête d’or, Musée des Confluences, French Alps.
After the Games, Lyon Stadium will continue to host high-level sports events, with the home matches of Olympique Lyonnais, as well as regular cultural events such as concerts.