|Capacity before works||60 031|
|Construction||06.2011 - 2014|
|Cost||273 mln €|
|Design||SCAU, Atelier 9|
|Address||3, Boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille|
|Within the design||residential/commcercial/office buildings, rugby stadium with 10 000 capacity.|
Description: Stade Vélodrome
Redevelopment of the Marseille stadium has been planned in a way that enables simultaneous matches by Olympique. For majority of the reconstruction no less than 48,000 seats should be available. Below a much simplified time frame:
- Summer of 2012 – new sections of Ganay Stand (east) to be opened, new catering/sanitary infrastructure for north and south stands;
- End of 2012 – steel structure for future roof of Ganay should be ready, works on similar structures behind goals, dismantling main stand;
- early 2013 – first parts of membrane to cover Ganay;
- Spring/Summer 2013 – further membrane laying, works on main stand ongoing. All of the ground should be ready in 2014.
Capacity of future stands:
- Tribune Jean Bouin - 18,851 (90 for disabled);
- Tribune Ganay - 22,321 (137 for disabled);
- Virage Sud - 12,937 (72 for disabled);
- Virage Nord - 12,947 (72 for disabled).
Euro 2016 countdown: 02 - Stade Vélodrome
This time next year the stadium will be turning 80, but it’s as young as ever thanks to a lavish redevelopment that made it Marseille’s largest building.
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.
Marseille: Vélodrome opened after reconstruction
Already on the first night it saw an all-time attendance record. After over three years of reconstruction Stade Vélodrome is now ready for Olympique and for Euro 2016.
Marseille: Olympique and city reach agreement
Despite very strong words over the past weeks, both sides signed a 3-year contract yesterday. Olympique pledged to pay one of the highest rents for its first year and will remain at Stade Vélodrome.
Marseille: “Pharaonic project” too expensive for Olympique?
We’re only one month from Ligue 1 season opening and Olympique has no stadium for their league games. The stunning Stade Velodrome will be ready in time, but far too expensive as well…
Marseille: New roof without need for supports
After almost two years, the unique dome of Stade Vélodrome is able to support itself without temporary pillars. The structure weighs 6,000 tons, but still seems very airy and lightweight.
Marseille: Velodrome revamp nearing completion
The precast concrete structure is ready. Now last phases of the roof works begin as steel girders are to be installed atop the new Tribune Jean Bouin.
Marseille: Roof installation over last stand begins
2014 begins impressively in Marseille, where the very last side of Stade Vélodrome just began receiving its cover. This marks the last major phase of the famous stadium’s redevelopment.
Marseille: Luxury infrastructure of future Vélodrome revealed
Works on finishing the largest stadium built for Euro 2016 are progressing as planned, sure to finish next year. The investors have just presented skyboxes and hospitality spaces across the western Tribune Jean Bouin, which will accommodate almost 19,000 people.
Marseille: Vélodrome ready for fans despite construction
Each of the three available stands is still subject to construction works, but this changes little for Olympique, who are able to sell as many as 48,000 tickets for Ligue 1 games.
Marseille: Main grandstand going up
Eventually this stand alone will be able to accommodate 19,000 people! But for now work is on ground level, soon expected to go upwards, reaching 8 floors. Arema-Velodrome.com report.
Marseille: Main grandstand construction launched
After dismantling the old stand, erection of the new superstructure started. First element to notice from afar are five cranes that are now being installed on site.
Marseille: Megacrawlers arriving at Vélodrome
There are Just a few of those in Europe. Two will soon start installing the roof of Marseille’s largest stadium. Each weighs 29 tons and can lift up to 1,250 tons of load, investor informs.
Marseille: Fast pace of roof frame construction
Already over 30% of the steel frame that will support future Ganay Stand roof is in place. The skeleton is to be done in September and the project manager is happy with progress, official website informs.
Marseille: What’s new at Vélodrome?
Today at 1700h fans will first see their beloved stadium since the last season. In the meantime Ganay stand’s second tier has been completed and now works moved on to the roof – club informs.