European Football Championship 2016 Stadiums Mapped by Pléiades

Pléiades images of the ten European stadiums in France confirm the end of the major urban development work and reveal the architectural style of 21st century sports facilities.

The ten stadiums that will play host to the UEFA European Football Championship in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016 had to meet significant requirements. Whether new or renovated, they have been equipped with a Presidential stand and press boxes. They must also comply with high security standards both inside and around the building.

The Pléiades images reveal the main development principles around these sports venues. These principles can be seen on each stadium: integration into a multisport park, proximity to a metro or train station, large parking facilities and access to ring roads or four-lane urban highways.
 

Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France

Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Pléiades, 21 July 2013

The spectacular roof of the Stade de France floats like a halo at a height of 46m. With a capacity of 81,338 spectators, it is the largest stadium of the championship. It will host seven European 2016 matches including the opening and the final match.

 

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Parc des Princes, Paris

Parc des Princes, Paris, France

Parc des Princes, Paris
Pléiades, 27 September 2013

One part of the stands at the Parc des Princes conceals the Paris ring road. It is one of the oldest stadiums in the capital and the most famous. With a capacity of 47,929 spectators, it will host five European 2016 matches.

 

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Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens

Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens, France

Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens
Pléiades, 17 March 2016

To provide spectators with better protection, the roof of the Bollaert-Delelis stadium has been extended. The stadium is familiar with international competitions, with the European 1984 and the World Cup in 1998. With a capacity of 38,223 spectators, it will host five European 2016 matches.

 

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Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille-Villeneuve d’Ascq

Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille-Villeneuve d’Ascq, France

Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille-Villeneuve d’Ascq
Pléiades, 17 March 2016

Looking like a translucent vessel, the Pierre Mauroy stadium is covered with a mobile roof and can swiftly be turned into a concert hall. Built in 2012 with a capacity of 50,186 spectators, it will host five European 2016 matches.

 

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Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne

Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne, France

Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne
Pléiades, 15 March 2016

An English-style stadium, originally with no corner stands, the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium underwent major transformations to become a European 2016 venue. The addition of corner stands brings the stadium up to UEFA standards, with the capacity to hold 42,000 spectators. Four European 2016 matches will be played here.

 

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Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon-Décines-Charpieu

Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon-Décines-Charpieu, France

Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon-Décines-Charpieu
Pléiades, 18 March 2016

The Stadium’s roof features three systems: polycarbonate sheeting around the perimeter, a steel and perforated sheet section over the stands, and stretched fabric in the centre. 59,186 spectators can be seated in this stadium built in 2015, where six European 2016 matches will take place.

 

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Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux

Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux, France

Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux
Pléiades, 17 October 2015

Built in 2015 in a former marsh area, the Matmut Atlantique stadium has a metal structure, which is lighter than concrete. It is supported by 945 piles driven down 22m deep. With a capacity of 42,115 spectators, it will host five Euro 2016 matches.

 

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Stadium Municipal, Toulouse

Stadium Municipal, Toulouse, France

Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Pléiades, 5 February 2016

Built in 1937 for the 1938 World Cup, the Stadium Municipal was brought up to UEFA standards in 2015 with the construction of a balcony. With a capacity of 33,500 spectators, it will host four Euro 2016 matches.

 

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Stade Vélodrome, Marseille

Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France

Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Pléiades, 28 July 2015

The metal structure roofing and an increase in the number of seats are the main renovations completed on the Vélodrome stadium in 2014. With 67,394 seats, the stadium boasts the second-largest capacity in France and will host six European 2016 matches.

 

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Allianz Riviera, Nice

Allianz Riviera, Nice, France

Allianz Riviera, Nice
Pléiades, 18 March 2016

A timber and metal structure covers the Allianz Riviera stadium built in 2013. It is crowned with a tensile membrane that is white over the terraces and transparent over the back of the stands and the pitch. With 35,624 seats, it will host six European 2016 matches.

 

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