For the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Stade de France, the country’s largest stadium, will transform into the Olympic Stadium after three decades of hosting France’s biggest sports events. Built in Saint-Denis, the Stade de France was designed by the architects Macary, Zublena, Regembal and Costantini. It was created for the Football World Cup held in France in 1998.
Since the World Cup, this multi-sports arena, which is still the country’s largest stadium, has continued to host the biggest sporting events organised in France, from the World Athletics Championships in 2003 to the 2007 Rugby World Cup and the Euro 2016 Football Championship, which will be followed soon by the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Each year, it stages the matches of the French football and rugby teams, as well as some of the biggest concerts by French and international artists.
Capacity: 77,083 spectators
What sports for Paris 2024?
- 100m (women’s / men’s)
- 200m (women’s / men’s)
- 400m (women’s / men’s)
- 800m (women’s / men’s)
- 1,500m (women’s / men’s)
- 5,000m (women’s / men’s)
- 10,000m (women’s / men’s)
- 400m Hurdles (women’s / men’s)
- 3,000m Steeplechase (women’s / men’s)
- 4x100m Relay (women’s / men’s)
- 4x400m Relay (women’s / men’s / mixed)
- High Jump (women’s / men’s)
- Pole Vault (women’s / men’s)
- Long Jump (women’s / men’s)
- Triple Jump (women’s / men’s)
- Shot Put (women’s / men’s)
- Discus Throw (women’s / men’s)
- Hammer Throw (women’s / men’s)
- Javelin Throw (women’s / men’s)
- Decathlon (men’s)
- Heptathlon (women’s)
- 110m Hurdles (men’s)
- 100m Hurdles (women’s)
- Rugby Sevens (women’s / men’s)
Para athletics (track events)
Where is it located?
Department: Seine-Saint-Denis (93)
Distance from the Olympic and Paralympic Village: 2km
Games venues located nearby: Olympic Aquatics Centre, La Courneuve Shooting Range, La Chapelle Arena, Le Bourget Climbing Venue
Tourist attractions located nearby: Saint-Ouen flea market, Saint-Denis Basilica
How to get there?
The Stade de France will be served by the stations Stade de France Saint‑Denis (RER line D), La Plaine Stade de France (RER line B) and Saint‑Denis Porte de Paris (metro line 13). However, to avoid the exceptional number of passengers expected at these stations, spectators are advised whenever possible to use the future Pleyel station (metro line 14), Front Populaire station (metro line 12) or the Gare Saint‑Denis (train line H from the Gare du Nord in central Paris). Waymarked pedestrian routes will be created between these transport hubs and the Stade de France.
Spectators are advised to allow sufficient travel time and to arrive early at the competition site.
After the Games, the Stade de France will continue to host the country’s biggest sporting and cultural events. It will continue to be the home of the French football and rugby teams, and regularly host the major national finals for these two sports.
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