Lille - Stade Pierre-Mauroy
The Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille was built in 2012 and it came about due to the problems that the city's football club had been enduring as their previous ground wasn't suitable for UEFA competition. The venue is now a quality set-up that has hosted rugby matches, sporting competitions, seminars and is the home of Ligue 1 side LOSC Lille Metropole, with six Euro 2016 matches due to be held here in the summer.
|Local Team:||LOSC Lille Metropole|
Euro 2016 Fixtures - Stade Pierre-Mauroy
5 things you didn't know about Lille
- German World War 1 flying ace, Max Immelmann, was known as the 'Eagle Of Lille' as he was solely responsible for the defence of the city
- Lille has hosted an annual 'braderie, or 'flea market', on the first Sunday of every September since the 12th century
- Lille is an important part of Europe's high-speed railway network and is just 1 hour 20 minutes from London on the Eurostar
- Footballers Gael Kakuta, Nabil Bentaleb and Raphael Varane were born in Lille
- The 18th President of France, Charles de Gaulle, was born in Lille on 22nd November 1890
Local Cheese: Vieux Lille - this pungent smelling cheese is actually made in Avesnois but it is named after Lille because people would come down from Lille to buy the cheese during the 19th century.
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