Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Visit the ambient stadium of Lyon
The Parc Olympique Lyonnais, also known as Parc OL and Groupema Stadium, was built especially for the 2016 European Championships. It is built in such a way that grand sport events like rugby can be hosted in the stadium. Other events can take place in the stadium, too, like concerts. The newly constructed stadium is something the inhabitants of Lyon can be proud of, due to its modern stands and grand capacity of 59,186. This makes the stadium the third biggest stadium in France.
Fun facts about Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Olympique Lyonnais first played in the Stade des Lumières, which was more commonly known as Grande Stade de Gerland/Lyon, depending on where the term was used in France. They played here from 1950 until 2016, when a new stadium opened. This stadium was finally constructed and would be named 'OL Land'. Plans for constructing a new stadium were already made in 2008, but opposing parties were against the construction of a new stadium. One of the reasons was that the complex would be too expensive and this turned out to be true: it costed 480 million euros to build the ultra-modern stadium. The construction finally started in 2013 and the inauguration match against Troyes took place in 2016. The stadium is used for many big sport events nowadays.
Visit Parc Olympique Lyonnais?
The Parc Olympique can be reached quite easily from Lyon’s city centre. Do you have a car or van at your disposal? In that case, it takes around 17 minutes to get to the stadium from the city’s centre. It takes a little longer when travelling with public transportation but it’s still very easy to get there. This website shows you all the ways you can travel from the city’s centre to the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. The website also shows how long everything takes and how much money it costs. Would you like to visit a match of Olympique Lyonnais in the beautiful Parc Olympique Lyonnais? Then you should book your football trip to Olympique Lyonnais and admire the impressive stadium!