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Populous completes Lyon football stadium

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Populous has taken the wraps off this new football stadium in Lyon, France - a host venue for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals


The 59,186-capacity Grand Stade de Lyon has been designed to host a range of sporting events including the European Rugby Champions Cup Final in May. 

The stadium building also features bars, meeting rooms, banquesting halls, and more than 100 executive suites and eight corporate lounges. 

The new 53,700m2 home of Olympique Lyonnais has one of the largest stadium roofs in the world. According to the architects the roof, which extends over a large sheltered public space, has been designed to ‘echo the local forest canopy’. 

Populous senior principal Nicholas Reynolds, said: ‘As well as providing a great atmosphere and world-class hospitality offerings for football fans, the stadium is also able to host a multitude of concerts and events, creating a venue that will draw visitors throughout the year. I am certain that it will become a real destination venue for the region.’

Project architect Garry Reeves, added: ‘The stadium has always been thought of as a spark for the local area, and we’ve been extremely lucky to work with a very enthusiastic team representing both the club and the city of Lyon. Many of the features of the stadium are inspired by this very special club; in particular, the north and south stands are specifically designed to facilitate the traditional singing between Olympique Lyonnais home fans, creating a cacophony of noise and support for the home team.

‘We believe that the stadium will prove to be an exciting new home for Olympique Lyonnais, inspiring passion and togetherness, as well as being a catalyst for regeneration in the local area.’

Stade de Lyon by Populous

Stade de Lyon by Populous

Project data 

Location Lyon, France
Type of project stadium
Architect Populous
Contractor Stade de Lyon Construction (Vinci)
Masterplan Intens Cité (AIA Associés + Buffi)
Landscape architects AIA Studio Paysage
Lighting design Cobalt Light Systems
Interior design Naço
Catering consultant Sodexo
Building control Veritas and Socotec
Area 53,700m2

Stade de Lyon by Populous

Stade de Lyon by Populous

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