Stade des Lumieres

Lyon - Stade des Lumieres

Stade des Lumieres in Lyon has been specifically built ahead of the Euro 2016 finals and it will replace the Stade Gerland home of Ligue 1 club Lyon. The 59,500 capacity stadium was finished in January 2016 and is due to host six matches at the European Championship finals, including the semi-final on Wednesday 6th July.

Built: 2016
Capacity: 59,500
Local Team: Lyon
Pitch Dimensions: 105 x 68 m

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5 things you didn't know about Lyon

  1. Since 1935, Lyon has been known as the 'gastronomic capital of the world'
  2. Lyon has hosted the Festival of Lights each year on 8th December ever since 1852 and it is in celebration of the Virgin Mary, who is said to have saved the city from a deadly plague in the Middle Ages
  3. Lyon is the home of the International Criminal Police Organisation - INTERPOL
  4. The Lumiere Brothers of Lyon patented the 'cinematograph' and the first film they made in 1894 is considered the first true motion picture.
  5. Lyon is France's third-largest city, behind Paris and Marseille

Local Cheese: Cervelle de canut is a speciality cheese spread or dip from Lyon and the name literally means 'Silk worker's brain'.

Find out more about the nine other venues used in Euro 2016:

Paris | Marseille | Lens | Saint-Etienne | Bordeaux | Lille | Nice | Toulouse | Saint Denis