Lens - Stade Bollaert-Delelis
The Stade Bollaert-Delelis is set to host four matches during Euro 2016 in France this summer and the 41,229 capacity of the stadium is actually 4,000 more than the actual population of Lens. The venue has undergone several changes in name before it was renamed after a French politician, Andre Delelis, in 2012 and it has hosted 1984 European Championship and 1998 FIFA World Cup, as well as 1999 and 2007 Rugby World Cup, matches during its history.
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Euro 2016 Fixtures - Stade Bollaert-Delelis
5 things you didn't know about Lens:
- The language of Lens is Picard - a language closely related to French and is known as one of the larger group of romance languages
- Lens is one of France's largest Picarde cities
- Inhabitants of Lens are called Lensois
- Lens boasts a population of approximately 36,000
- Lens became an important industrial centre and was expanded after coal was discovered there in 1849
Local Beer: France is most famous for its wine but the full-boded Ch'ti beer is one of the best local brewery labels and its brewed at Benifontaine, near Lens.
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