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Futuristic stadiums of UEFA Euro 2016 in France

Futuristic stadiums of UEFA Euro 2016 in France – World Cup 1998 in France is probably still pretty closely at the recollection. The World Cup, the 16th edition was won by the host nation after Brazil beat the peak in the party by a score of 3-0.

18 years later in 2016, France will host the European Cup. Ten cities in the country have the honor roll out 51 matches at the four-yearly event that will use the new format tournament with 24 participating countries.
If in the 1998 World Cup, France uses the old stadiums are restored without radically change the shape of the original buildingexcept for the Stade de France in Saint-Denis which is a new stadium, then on the title of Euro 2016, France presented the 8 year old venue was renovated into a futuristic stadiums. Only the Stade de France and Parc Des Princes in Paris who could not leave the old design.
Stade de France
UEFA capacity: 80,000
User: France National Team
Opened: January 1998
• Built ahead of the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Stade de France has hosted a major football event, rugby, athletics, motorsport and concerts ranging from André Rieu to AC/DC.
This Venue has a movable stand, which can be drawn to show part of an athletic track, while elliptical roofs designed to protect spectators.
It has been staged twice Champions League final, Real Madrid vs. Valencia in 2000 and FC Barcelona vs Arsenal FC six years later.
U2 makes the Stade de France as a concert venue as part of their 360 ° Tour in 2009 and 2010, with an average of 283.084 viewers.
• At EURO 2016 will hold 4 matches of the group stage, 1 match of round of 16, quarter-finals, 1st match and the Final match.



Stade de Lyon
UEFA: the 58,000 capacity
User: Olympique Lyonnais
Season opened: 2015/16
Located in the commune of Decines-Charpieu, 10 km East from the Centre of Lyon, the stadium will be part of a complex covering an area of more than 50 hectares consisting of Olympique Lyonnais training as well as hotels and office buildings.
• “The dream will become a reality for all the people of Lyon,” said the Mayor of Lyon Gérard Collomb, while Club President Jean-Michel Aulas laid the first foundation stone in November 2013.
The stadium will replace Stade de Gerland, Lyon since 1950, cage has also been rolling out seven matches at EURO 1984.
• The Stade de Gerland also became a venue for the 1998 World Cup, showing a surprise Croatia 3-0 win over Germany in the quarterfinals.
• At EURO 2016 will hold 4 matches of the group stage, 1 round of 16 matches, and 1 Semi final match.


















Stade Vélodrome
UEFA capacity: 67,000
User: Olympique de Marseille
Opened: June 1937
Known open to the elements in the past, the renovation of the stadium will have a roof, is expected to be completed by mid-2014. An overhaul of the stadium valued at 267 million euros was done with Olympique de Marseille can still play there.
As the name suggests, the Stade Vélodrome has a track cycling when it first opened in 1937, the opening ceremony was marked by a football match between Marseille and Italy clubs, Torino FC.
The stadium also hosts a variety of sports events such as athletics, rugby, boxing, tennis, hockey and even though the history of motorsport, as an all-purpose arena ended when the bicycle track was finally removed in 1985.
Stade Vélodrome matches in the 1938 and 1998 FIFA World Cup, with a capacity increase to 60,000 against last tournament. The stadium also hosted matches at the EURO 1960 and 1984.
Located in the South of the city, on the North Bank of the river Huveaune, Vélodrome is routinely used as a concert venue since the 1980s and is also becoming a venue for political activities.
• At EURO 2016 will hold 4 matches of the group stage, 1 quarter-final match, and 1 Semi final match.

















Stade Pierre Mauroy
UEFA: 50.100 capacity
User: LOSC Lille
Opened: August 2012
Located in the suburb of Villeneuve d’Ascq, 6 km South from the Centre of Lille.
U.S. Player Nancy-Lorraine, Djamel Bakar, scored the first goal at this venue on August 17, 2012.
• The first international sports event staged on 17 November 2012 when the national rugby teams of France beat Argentina 39-22.
Roof can be opened or closed within 30 minutes, while the other half of the field can be increased for use in live music and other sports.
Capacity more than doubled from homeground LOSC Lille earlier, Stade GrimonprezJooris and Stadium Lille Métropole.
• At EURO 2016 will hold 4 matches of the group stage, 1 round of 16 matches, and 1 quarter-final match.










Stade de Bordeaux
UEFA capacity: 42,000
User: FC Girondins de Bordeaux
Opened: 2015
Construction of the Stade de Bordeaux valued at 184 million Euro began in early 2013 and will finish the season leading up to 2015/16.
The stadium was designed by the firm of Herzog de Meuron & Switzerland, a team that also designed the Fußball Arena München, with feature roof floating , supported by a large number of thin poles.
Located between the artificial lake and the River Garonne North of Bordeaux, the stadium is the Stade Chaban Delmas will replace–the venue for matches in the 1938 and 1998 FIFA World Cupas the homeground for Girondins Bordeaux.
• At EURO 2016 will hold 4 matches of the group stage, and 1 quarter-final match.













Stade de Nice
UEFA capacity: 35,000
User: OGC Nice
Opened: September 2013
Development of a Plan first debated around the year 2001, but construction of the Stade de Nice, located in Saint-Isidore near the river Var, the new starting in 2011.
Ecofriendly Stadium was first used for the Ligue 1 between OGC Nice and Valenciennes FC on September 22, 2013. The audience already crowded the stadium four hours before kick-off, which has four TribuneGaribaldi, Ray, Ségurane and Sud-with a spectacular pyrotechnic display.
Able to meet its own energy needs of over 4,000 solar panels, and installation of geothermal heating, to channel rain water from the roof of the stadium towards four reservoirs reservoirs for watering the field.
Sixth largest football stadium in France it will be the site of Musée National du Sport (national sports Museum) in 2014.
Will host rugby matches, concerts and various other events. The Congress facilities are also available, located just 6 km from the city’s airport and a 15-minute drive from the city centre.
• At EURO 2016 will hold three matches of the group stage, and one round of 16 match.















Parc des Princes
UEFA capacity: 45,000
User: Paris Saint-Germain FC
Opened: May 1972
Located in the Northwest of the capital of France, Parc des Princes name comes from its location which is a field hunt for the Royal family in the 18th century.
Stadium that stands today is the third stadium ever built at that location, after the year 1897 and 1932.
Parc des Princes was the finish line of the race the Tour de France bicycle race in 1903-1967, also has a long history as a venue for international rugby.
Also hosts the final of the European Champions Cup, including in 1956 when Real Madrid beat Stade de Reims Champagne 4-3.
In addition to used in the 1938 and 1998 FIFA World Cup, the stadium also matches at the EURO 1960 and 1984.
Renovation of the Parc des Princes, which will improve services to the public, it also increases the capacity of 45,000, scheduled to be finished in mid-2015.
• At EURO 2016 will hold 4 matches of the group stage, and one round of 16 match.











Stade BollaertDelelis
UEFA capacity: 35,000
User: RC Lens
Opened: June 1933
One of the most iconic football landmark in France, this land was originally named Félix Bollaert, former Commercial Director Lens Mining Company.
The suffix “Delelis officially added in September 2012, a few days after the death of André Delelis, Mayor of the period 1966-1998, fanatical supporters at the same time RC Lens.
Venue was originally oval, but began to take the form of a rectangle when four new stands was inaugurated in 1976.
Renovated Stadium ahead of the EURO 1984 and 1998 FIFA World Cup, and was also used for the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Rebuilding program welcomes EURO 2016 will last until the end of 2015.
Stade Bollaert Deleliscapable of holding nearly the entire population of the city, because the Lens has a population only about 36,000 people.
• At EURO 2016 will hold three matches of the group stage, and one round of 16 match.







The Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
UEFA capacity: 41,500
User: AS Saint-Étienne
Opened: September 1931
Known as Le Chaudron (the Cauldron), the stadium was named after Geoffroy-Guichard, founder of the retail chain, which is also home to the birth of the Club Saint-Étienne.
The only major Stadium in France located in the town centre, was built on the former old mines and tunnels next to the steel plant, and in the morning the smoke from the chimney of the factory to drift around the stadium.
The stadium originally equipped athletic tracks, then removed in 1956 ahead of rebuilding process, so that the audience can be closer to the field.
Host to matches in the EURO 1984, 1998 World Cup and the Rugby World Cup 2007, the renovation of each face of the tournament-the tournament.
Famous in the past as a design ‘ Englishstyle ‘ because four separate stands, the stadium underwent a change of faces to enlarge its capacity be 41.500. The program aims to restructure the both ends of the field, reconfigure the roof, combining the four corners of the stadium and creating new hospitality areas. The work is expected to be completed by mid-2014.
• At EURO 2016 will hold three matches of the group stage, and one round of 16 match.
Stadium de Toulouse
UEFA capacity: 33,000
User: Toulouse FC
Opened: 1937
Situated on an island in the heart of Toulouse, the stadium was built specifically for the 1938 FIFA World Cup and immediately labeled the Wembley ‘ mini ‘ due to his similarity to the iconic London venue.
The largest football field in the region of Midi-Pyrenees, the stadium underwent considerable renovations in 1949 and 1997, employment both came ahead of the 1998 World Cup when it played host to six games. Repair work is scheduled for completion in mid-2015.
This Arena has been a witness to many of the best moments in the history of Toulouse, including the victory in the first round of the UEFA Cup against SSC Napoli in October 1986, where at that time Diego Maradona failed to complete its task as one of the executioners in the penalty shootout.
The stadium damaged and requires extensive repair effort after a nearby chemical factory blew up in 2001.
In addition to football, the stadium is regularly used as the home of rugby, and is the venue for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
• At EURO 2016 will hold three matches of the group stage, and one round of 16 match.








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