Stade des Lumières
|Cost||405 mln €|
Euro 2016 countdown: 03 – Stade de Lyon
By far the most expensive stadium built for this edition of European Championship, but taxpayers weren’t burdened with it. It’s also the very last to be delivered. But just how impressive it is!
New stadium: Lyon comes last, but in style
With yesterday’s opening of Parc OL all stadiums of Euro 2016 are now in operation. One of the reasons we had to wait longer for Lyon is the fact that it’s the only private stadium in Ligue 1.
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.
Lyon: What’s next for Stade de Gerland?
Euro 2016 brings huge changes to Lyon. Olympique is moving north-east and good old Gerland will be left abandoned. But for how long? Here’s one legacy option that might work.
Lyon: Opening of “Stadium of Lights” closer
Already in January the only privately funded Euro 2016 will open its doors. The new Lyon arena is almost complete.
Lyon: Attendance record ahead of stadium move
Olympique Lyonnais reports that the 2013/14 season has set a record of attendance. Which is great news ahead of moving to a much larger stadium outside the city.
Lyon: Cornerstone mounted at France's first private stadium
Yesterday saw the official groundbreaking ceremony at Stade des Lumieres. However work is well under way for months and needs to be carried out constantly to deliver the 61,000-capacity stadium in time for Euro 2016.
Lyon: Cornerstone to be mounted on November 12
“There’s no day to lose,” says investor about the delayed construction of Stade des Lumieres outside Lyon. Cornerstone is to be installed on November 12, but work is already gaining pace on site.
Euro 2020: All you need to know about interested countries
Or, in other words, all we were able to find digging a lot deeper than just the brief info released by UEFA. It took us a while, but this is – according to our knowledge – the most comprehensive analysis of Euro 2020 potential bids.
Euro 2020: Confirmed candidates list
Despite UEFA approving bids of up to two stadia per country, most national federations across Europe only expressed interest to host Euro 2020 at one stadium. Here's the list of all confirmed bids.
Lyon: Financing secured, construction to start in August
Time is running out for Euro 2016 venue in Lyon, but finally the funding is in place and works can restart on site. Olympique owner plans to spend over €400 million ($530 million) on the new home.
Lyon: Contract signed, new stadium in 30 months
Despite not having all necessary funding sorted out yet, Olympique Lyonnais signed the contract with Vinci to deliver their new 61,000-capacity stadium within 30 months. This means yet another delay compared to initial plans.
Lyon: Works start on new stadium, again
It's already the second time Olympique celebrate preparatory works at their new site outside Lyon. First time it ended with initial preparations only, this time preparations are to be done for good, allowing construction to commence at last.
Lyon: Further delay for Stade des Lumieres
Olympique aren't beating around the bush – they still have no idea when their new stadium will be ready. For the time being official delivery time has been switched from first to second half of 2014.