Marseille - Stade Velodrome
The Stade Velodrome is located in the city of Marseille, on the South Coast of France, and will be used as a venue for the Euro 2016 finals. Boasting a capacity of 67,394, the Velodrome is the fourth largest club stadium in France and is home to Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille. The venue has hosted major tournaments before, including the 1998 World Cup and the 2007 Rugby World Cup, and will host six matches at Euro 2016, including one of the semi-finals.
|Local Team:||Olympique Marseille|
|Pitch Dimensions:||105 x 68 m|
Euro 2016 Fixtures - Stade Velodrome
5 things you didn't know about Marseille!
- It is the sunniest major city in France with over 2,900 hours of sunshine on average per year
- The hottest temperature ever recorded in Marseille was 40.6c, recorded on 26th July 1983
- Marseille was founded 2,600 years ago and is the oldest city in France
- Eric Cantona and Zinedine Zidane were both born in Marseille
- A third of all murders in France in 2012 took place in the region of Marseille
Local Wine: France specialise in a good tipple and the Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence AOC is the second largest Provencal wine appellation, producing 60% red wine, 35% rose and 5% white wine.
Find out more about the nine other venues used in Euro 2016: