Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (Le Chaudron)
|Capacity before works||35 616|
|Construction||07.2011 - 06.2014|
|Cost||58 mln €|
|Design||Atelier Chaix & Morel et Associés, ARCH, IOSIS|
|Contractor||Léon Grosse Groupe|
|Address||14 rue Paul et Pierre Guichard, 42028 Saint-Etienne|
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Euro 2016 countdown: 06 – Stade Geoffroy Guichard
Looking at it today it’s really hard to believe that underneath its modern outer skin are the same stands that hosted the 1998 World Cup. Meet the legendary Cauldron!
Euro 2016: Group draw over, here’s the calendar
All group games now set, check out detailed times and locations here. Some tasty fixtures await in June 2016 and we can only guess who will make it to the July knock-out games.
Saint-Etienne: New south stand opened with smoke signals
After just over a year of reconstruction works the Kop Sud was inaugurated on Saturday. Stade Geoffroy-Guichard is growing and supporters once again prepared a special show for the opening, according to info-stades.fr.
France: Milestone reached in Saint-Etienne
Weighing over 200 tons, the massive truss that will support future roof is now hanging over stands. Hanging quite literally, as it’s hooked on two cables above the future 8,000-strong southern kop stand.
France: “Geoffroy” will grow further
As the south stand is being slowly dismantled, mayor was able to convince councilors to approve his plan of increasing capacity in this part of Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. A modest increase, but an important one, too.
Saint-Etienne: Hot opening of Kop Nord
For over a year it was closed for redevelopment. But when finally opened, the stands seems to have dismissed fears that it may lose its atmosphere. Loud chanting, massive displays and quite some… controversies.