Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Parc Olympique Lyonnais, known for sponsorship reasons as Groupama Stadium, is a 59,186-seat stadium in Décines-Charpieu, in the Lyon Metropolis. The home of French football club Olympique Lyonnais, it replaced their previous stadium, Stade de Gerland, in January 2016.

Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Logo Groupama Stadium.png
OL-Angers Groupama Stadium 11.jpg
Location10, Avenue Simone Veil
69150 Décines-Charpieu, Rhône, France
Coordinates45°45′55″N 4°58′55″E / 45.76528°N 4.98194°E / 45.76528; 4.98194Coordinates: 45°45′55″N 4°58′55″E / 45.76528°N 4.98194°E / 45.76528; 4.98194
Public transitLyon tramway Lyon tramway#Line T7 Décines–OL Vallée (in front of the stadium)
Lyon tramway Lyon tramway#Line T3 Décines–Grand Large (at 800 meters walk)[2]
OwnerOL Groupe
OperatorOL Groupe
Executive suites105
Record attendance58,664 (Rugby: Montpellier HR - Lyon OU, 25 May 2018)
Field size105 × 68 metres (344 ft × 223 ft)
SurfaceAirFibr hybrid grass
Built2012; 10 years ago (2012)
Opened9 January 2016; 6 years ago (2016-01-09)
Construction cost€480 million
Structural engineerVinci SA
Services engineerVinci SA
General contractorVinci SA
Olympique Lyonnais (2016–present)
France national football team (selected matches)
Official website

The stadium was a host of UEFA Euro 2016, and was also chosen to stage the 2017 Coupe de la Ligue Final and the 2018 UEFA Europa League Final, in addition to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup and football at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. Outside football, the ground has also held rugby union and ice hockey matches, as well as musical concerts.


On 1 September 2008, Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas announced plans to create a new 60,000-seat stadium, tentatively called OL Land, to be built on 50 hectares of land located in Décines-Charpieu, a suburb of Lyon. The stadium would also include state-of-the-art sporting facilities, two hotels, a leisure center, and commercial and business offices.

On 13 October 2008, the project was agreed upon by the French government, the General Council of Rhône, the Grand Lyon, SYTRAL, and the commune of Décines for construction with approximately 180 million of public money being used and between €60–80 million coming from the Urban Community of Lyon.[3] The project was hindered by slow administrative procedures, political interests, and various opposition groups who viewed the stadium as financially, ecologically, and socially wrong for the taxpayers and community of Décines. After landscaping in 2012, stadium construction started in summer 2013.


Olympique Lyonnais played their first game in the new stadium on 9 January 2016, winning 4–1 against Troyes in Ligue 1; Alexandre Lacazette scored the first goal at the ground.[4]

In November 2009, the French Football Federation chose Parc Olympique Lyonnais one of the twelve stadiums to be used in the country's bidding for UEFA Euro 2016. It hosted six games at the tournament, including the hosts' 2–1 win over the Republic of Ireland in the last 16, and eventual champions Portugal's 2–0 win over Wales in the semi-finals.[5][6]

In September 2016, the new stadium was chosen as the host of the 2017 Coupe de la Ligue Final, the first time that the final had been hosted outside the Paris area. Paris Saint-Germain won 4–1 against Monaco.[7] On 9 December 2016, UEFA announced that Parc OL had been chosen to host the 2018 UEFA Europa League Final on 16 May 2018.[8]

Parc OL was one of nine stadiums hosting matches at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, staging the semi-finals and the final.[9] It will also be a venue for football at the 2024 Summer Olympics.

UEFA Euro 2016Edit

Date Time (CEST) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
13 June 2016 21:00   Belgium 0–2   Italy Group E 55,408
16 June 2016 18:00   Ukraine 0–2   Northern Ireland Group C 51,043
19 June 2016 21:00   Romania 0–1   Albania Group A 49,752
22 June 2016 18:00   Hungary 3–3   Portugal Group F 55,514
26 June 2016 15:00   France 2–1   Republic of Ireland Round of 16 56,279
6 July 2016 21:00   Portugal 2–0   Wales Semi-finals 55,679

2019 FIFA Women's World CupEdit

Date Time (CEST) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
2 July 2019 21:00   England 1–2   United States Semi-finals 53,512
3 July 2019 21:00   Netherlands 1–0 (a.e.t.)   Sweden 48,452
7 July 2019 17:00   United States 2–0   Netherlands Final 57,900

2023 Rugby World CupEdit

Date Time (CEST) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
24 September 2023 TBD   Wales   Australia Pool C
27 September 2023 TBD   Uruguay Africa 1 Pool A
29 September 2023 TBD   New Zealand   Italy
5 October 2023 TBD   New Zealand   Uruguay
6 October 2023 TBD   France   Italy

France national football teamEdit

Date Result Competition
9 June 2018   France 1–1   United States Friendly

Other usesEdit

The venue hosted an outdoor Ligue Magnus ice hockey game between Lyon and Grenoble on 30 December 2016.[10] In that game, Grenoble defeated Lyon 5–2; the attendance at that game was 25,142, which turned out to be the all-time record attendance for an ice hockey game in France.

Parc Olympique Lyonnais hosted the finals of rugby union's European Rugby Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup in 2016. It is one of nine venues chosen for France's hosting of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.[11]

The stadium has hosted several musical performances, the first being by American singer after the inaugural match on 9 January 2016.[12] Other acts who have played there include Christophe Maé, Rihanna, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Phil Collins, Céline Dion, Rammstein and The Rolling Stones.[13][14][15][16][17]


  1. ^ "Bienvenue au Groupama Stadium". Groupama Stadium (in French). Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Accès - Infos pratiques". (in French). Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  3. ^ "LE GRAND STADE EST RELANCÉ". (in French). 20 July 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Ligue 1 : Lyon s'impose 4-1 face à Troyes lors de sa première au Parc OL". 9 January 2016.
  5. ^ "2016 UEFA European Championship". UEFA. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Portugal 2-0 Wales: five talking points from the semi-final in Lyon". The Guardian. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  7. ^ "PSG 4-1 Monaco: PSG win fourth straight French League Cup". Sky Sports. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Lyon to host 2018 UEFA Europa League final". UEFA. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Les demi-finales et la finale seront à Lyon". Le Progrès (in French). 19 September 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  10. ^ "Winter Game : bientôt du hockey sur glace au Parc OL !". Lyonmag (in French). 12 February 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  11. ^ "The 9 stadiums for 2023 RWC in France". Sport 24. 15 November 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  12. ^ " helps Stade de Lyon open in style". UEFA. 10 January 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  13. ^ "A Lyon, Coldplay a emballé le Parc OL". 20 Minutes (in French). 9 June 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Rihanna dedicates song to Nice at concert in Lyon, France". Entertainment Weekly. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Céline Dion a fait vibrer le Parc OL". Le Progrès (in French). 12 July 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  16. ^ "RAMMSTEIN @ Lyon (Groupama Stadium)". HARD FORCE. 7 September 2022. Retrieved 23 July 2022.
  17. ^ "VIDEOS : The Rolling Stones, revivez les meilleurs moments du concert à Lyon au Groupama Stadium". France 3 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (in French). Retrieved 23 July 2022.

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