Saint-Etienne - Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
The Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Etienne is locally known as 'The Cauldron' and it has been used for numerous sporting tournaments over the years, including the 1984 European Championship finals and the 1998 FIFA World Cup. The stadium was first opened in 1931 and underwent renovations to expand the capacity in 2011, with the ground set to host four games during Euro 2016.
|Local Team:||AS Saint-Etienne|
|Pitch Dimensions:||105m x 68m|
Euro 2016 Fixtures - Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
5 things you didn't know about Saint-Etienne:
- During the French Revolution, Saint-Etienne was briefly renamed Armeville or 'Arms Town' due to its arms manufacturing industry at this time
- Etienne derives from the Greek 'Stephanos' and locals of the town are known as 'Stephanois' as a result
- AS Saint-Etienne have won the Ligue 1 title a record 10 times
- Thierry Gueorgiou, who is a world champion in orienteering, was born in Saint-Etienne
- French footballer Willy Sagnol was born in Saint-Etienne
Local Cheese: Saint-Etienne is renowned for selling the cow's milk cheese Fourme de Montbrison, which carries a musty scent and is made in the nearby town of Montbrison.
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