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Stade Vélodrome

The renovated state-of-the-art Stade Vélodrome is scheduled to open in 2014.

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Stade Vélodrome

The renovated state-of-the-art Stade Vélodrome is scheduled to open in 2014.

Stade Vélodrome
UEFA capacity: 67,000
Tenants: Olympique de Marseille
Opened: June 1937

• Famously open to the elements in the past, the renovated stadium will feature a roof upon completion, scheduled for mid-2014. The estimated €267m makeover is being carried out with the team still playing matches there.

• As its name suggests, Stade Vélodrome possessed a cycling track when it first opened in 1937, though the new venue's opening ceremony was capped by a football match between Marseille and Italian side Torino FC.

• The stadium has also hosted sports as varied as athletics, rugby, boxing, tennis, hockey and even motorsports, though its days as an all-purpose arena ended when the cycling track was finally removed in 1985.

• Stade Vélodrome staged matches at the 1938 and 1998 FIFA World Cups, with its capacity increased to 60,000 for the latter tournament; it also hosted games at the 1960 and 1984 UEFA European Championships.

• Located in the south of the city, on the north bank of the Huveaune river, the Vélodrome has regularly been used as a concert venue since the 1980s and has also hosted political rallies.

UEFA EURO 2016 matches
Group stage
11/06/16, 21.00: B1 v B2
15/06/16, 21.00: FRA v A3
18/06/16, 18.00: F2 v F4
21/06/16, 18.00: C2 v C3

Quarter-finals
30/06/16, 21.00: W37 v W39

Semi-finals
07/07/16, 21.00: W47 v W48

All kick-off times CET.

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Last updated: 25/04/14 18.07CET

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