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EURO 2016 venue guides ... Lens at a glance

England v Wales will be one of the UEFA EURO 2016 games staged in Lens – UEFA.com has all you need to know about the city, whether you are applying for tickets or not.

England fans always follow their team in large numbers at major tournaments
England fans always follow their team in large numbers at major tournaments ©Getty Images

UEFA EURO 2016 matches (kick-off times CET)
 Group stage
11/06/16, 15.00: Albania v Switzerland
16/06/16, 15.00: England v Wales
21/06/16, 21.00: Czech Republic v Turkey

Round of 16
25/06/16, 21.00: WD v 3B/E/F


Stade Bollaert-Delelis
 UEFA capacity: 35,000
 Tenants: RC Lens
 Reopened: August 2015 (original opened in June 1933)

Gervais Martel, Lens president
I will attend all the games at the Bollaert-Delelis, but I have a special interest in England v Wales – it looks like a classic rugby test match. It is a game that will attract thousands of fans. It could be Wayne Rooney's last international tournament and up against him will be Gareth Bale – it will be rocking in Lens.

Distance from Stade Bollaert-Delelis to ...
City centre: 2km
Airport: 34km

Distances to other UEFA EURO 2016 venues*
Lille – 40km
Saint-Denis – 195km
Paris – 200km
Lyon – 675km
Saint-Etienne – 735km
Bordeaux – 790km
Toulouse – 880km
Marseille – 985km
Nice – 1150km

*Distances between city centres, by motorway where possible
Source: mappy – viamichelin

Useful links
– Lens transport
 www.villedelens.fr/en.html – information about the city of Lens
 www.communaupole-lenslievin.fr/ – website of the Lens and Lievin municipalities
 www.tourism-lenslievin.co.uk/ – tourist information
 www.rclens.fr – RC Lens official site
 www.louvrelens.fr/en/home – Louvre-Lens Museum
 www.facebook.com/mairiedelens – Facebook page of the Lens mayor's office

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