The legendary Marseille Stadium is France’s second largest and has been the stage for the European and national achievements of Olympique de Marseille, its resident club, since it was built. Built in 1937, Stade Vélodrome underwent several renovations through to its most recent one, designed by the architects SCAU, which was completed in 2014. Following this renovation, the Stade Vélodrome has a very modern new look, thanks to the new roof that now covers its curved stands, as well as increased capacity.
With its modernised infrastructure, the Stadium is now aligned with an environmentally responsible approach: for instance, it recovers heat from a neighbouring wastewater treatment plant to cover half of its heating needs, and it has set up a new system for recovering and reusing rainwater.
In addition to the home matches of Olympique de Marseille, the Stadium has hosted matches for the French national team and all of the major competitions organised in France since the first half of the 20th century: 1938 and 1998 Football World Cups, 1984 and 2016 Euro Football Championships, and 2007 Rugby World Cup. It will also be the stage for several matches from the 2023 Rugby World Cup, as well as the Paris 2024 Olympic football tournaments. Stade Vélodrome also regularly hosts concerts by international stars, including the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Céline Dion and AC/DC.
Capacity: 67,394 people
What sports for Paris 2024?
Football (women’s / men’s)
Where is it located ?
Department : Bouches-du-Rhône (13)
City : Marseille
Distance from Paris : 3h10 by train
Games venues located nearby : Nice Stadium, Marseille Marina
Tourist attractions located nearby : Old Port, Château d’If, Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, MUCEM, Calanques National Park
How to get there?
Stade Vélodrome will be served by the Rond‑Point du Prado and Sainte‑Marguerite Dromel metro stations (both on line M2). Note that line M2 can be taken from Marseille Saint‑Charles station. Find more information on the official website www.rtm.fr.
Spectators are advised to allow sufficient travel time and to arrive early at the competition site.
After the Games, the stadium will continue to host Olympique de Marseille’s national and European matches, as well as major cultural and sporting events.