Parc Olympique Lyonnais
|Location||10, Avenue Simone Veil
|Record attendance||57,050 (OL vs ASSE, 2 October 2016)|
|Field size||105 × 68 metres (344 ft × 223 ft)|
|Surface||AirFibr hybrid grass |
|Broke ground||22 October 2012|
|Opened||9 January 2016|
|Construction cost||€415 million|
|Structural engineer||Vinci SA|
|Services engineer||Vinci SA|
|General contractor||Vinci SA|
|Olympique Lyonnais (2016–present)
UEFA Euro 2016
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
The Parc Olympique Lyonnais, nicknamed the Parc OL, is a 59,186-seat stadium in Lyon and is the home of French football club Olympique Lyonnais. It replaced its previous stadium, Stade de Gerland, in January 2016.
It is a scheduled venue for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.
On 1 September 2008, Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas announced plans to create a new 60,000-seat stadium, tentatively called OL Land, to be built on 50 hectares of land located in Décines-Charpieu, a suburb of Lyon. The stadium would also include state-of-the-art sporting facilities, two hotels, a leisure center, and commercial and business offices.
On 13 October 2008, the project was agreed upon by the French government, the General Council of Rhône, the Grand Lyon, SYTRAL, and the municipality of Décines for construction with approximately €180 million of public money being used and between €60–80 million coming from the Urban Community of Lyon. Since the announcement, the project has been hindered due to slow administrative procedures, political interests, and various opposition groups who view the stadium as financially, ecologically, and socially wrong for the taxpayers and community of Décines. The project is proceeding, with an estimate that the stadium will be completed by 2015, with at least part of a season for breaking in before the 2016 Eurogames.
On 22 September 2009, French newspaper L'Équipe reported that OL Land had been selected by the French Football Federation as one of the twelve stadiums to be used in the country's bidding for UEFA Euro 2016. The FFF officially made their selections on 11 November 2009 and the city of Lyon was selected as a site to host matches during the tournament.
After the landscaping in 2012, the stadium construction started in summer 2013.
The venue hosted an outdoor Ligue Magnus ice hockey game between Lyon and Grenoble on 30 December 2016. In that game, Grenoble defeated Lyon 5–2; the attendance at that game was 25,142, which turned out to be the all-time record attendance for an ice hockey game in France.
UEFA Euro 2016 matches
As one of the venues for UEFA Euro 2016, the Parc Olympique Lyonnais has held the following matches:
|Date||Time (CET)||Team #1||Result||Team #2||Round||Attendance|
|13 June 2016||21:00||Belgium||0–2||Italy||Group E||55,408|
|16 June 2016||18:00||Ukraine||0–2||Northern Ireland||Group C||51,043|
|19 June 2016||21:00||Romania||0–1||Albania||Group A||49,752|
|22 June 2016||18:00||Hungary||3–3||Portugal||Group F||55,514|
|26 June 2016||15:00||France||2–1||Republic of Ireland||Round of 16||56,279|
|6 July 2016||21:00||Portugal||2–0||Wales||Semi-final||55,679|
|Concerts at Parc Olympique Lyonnais|
|9 January 2016||will.i.am||Inaugural concert||55,169|
|23 March 2016||Christophe Maé||Concert after a UEFA Women's Champions League match||11,732|
|19 July 2016||Rihanna||Anti World Tour||35,000|
|8 June 2017||Coldplay||A Head Full of Dreams Tour|
|12 July 2017||Celine Dion||Celine Dion Live 2017|
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