Euro 2016 Venues: The ten stadiums Euro 2016 Venues: The ten stadiums
Ten venues will play host to games at Euro 2016 – four in the north of France and six in the south. The Final will be... Euro 2016 Venues: The ten stadiums

Ten venues will play host to games at Euro 2016 – four in the north of France and six in the south. The Final will be played at the Stade de France on Sunday 10 July.

Here’s our brief guide to each of the Euro 2016 Venues to be used this summer, including the fixtures to look out for at each stadium.

Euro 2016 Venues: Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

Euro 2016 Venues: Bordeaux

Euro 2016 Venues: Bordeaux

Home of: FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Ligue 1
Capacity: 42,115
Nearest Airport: Bordeaux-Mérignac airport
Distance from Paris: 370 miles

Matches 
Wales v Slovakia, 11 June
Austria v Hungary, 14 June
Belgium v Rep. Ireland, 18 June
Croatia v Spain, 21 June
Quarter-Final, 2 July
(Click here for all fixtures and to download Euro 2016 Fixtures Planner)

Stade de Bordeaux cost 180 million euros to build and officially opened on 23 May 2015 as Bordeaux beat Montpellier 2-1. Uruguayan striker Diego Rolan scored the first ever goal in the stadium during the League 1 clash. The venue then hosted its first international match last September when France beat Serbia 2-1 in a friendly.

Euro 2016 Venues: Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens

Euro 2016 Venues: Lens

Euro 2016 Venues: Lens

Home of: Racing Club de Lens, Ligue 2
Capacity: 38,223
Nearest Airport: Lille-Lesquin
Distance from Paris: 130 miles

Matches
Albania v Switzerland, 11 June
England v Wales, 16 June
Czech Republic v Turkey, 21 June
Last 16 (Winner Group D v Third Group B/E/F), 25 June
(Click here for all fixtures and to download Euro 2016 Fixtures Planner)

Stade Bollaert-Delelis has undergone a number of facelifts since it was first opened in 1934, most notably for the 1984 Euros, when it staged two games, then for the World Cup in 1998 when it played host to six matches. Darren Anderton and David Beckham – his first England goal – were on target for Glenn Hoddle’s side in Lens when they won 2-0 in their final group match against Colombia.

Euro 2016 Venues: Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille

Euro 2016 Venues: Lille

Euro 2016 Venues: Lille

Home of: Lille Olympique Sporting Club, Ligue 1
Capacity: 50,186
Nearest Airport: Lille-Lesquin
Distance from Paris: 140 miles

Matches
Germany v Ukraine, 12 June
Russia v Slovakia, 15 June
Switzerland v France, 19 June
Italy v Rep. Ireland, 22 June
Last 16 (Winner Group C v Third Group A/B/F), 26 June
Quarter-Final, 1 July
(Click here for all fixtures and to download Euro 2016 Fixtures Planner)

Work on building a new stadium in Lille began in 2010 and after two years and around 300 million euros, it officially opened with a league match between Lille and Nancy, which ended 1-1. Renamed in 2013 as ‘Stade Pierre Mauroy’ following the death of the former mayor of Lille and prime minister of France, the stadium boasts a retractable roof which can be opened or closed in half an hour.

Euro 2016 Venues: Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon

Euro 2016 Venues: Lyon

Euro 2016 Venues: Lyon

Home of: Olympique Lyonnais, Ligue 1
Capacity: 58,186
Nearest Airport: Lyon Saint-Exupéry / Lyon-Bron
Distance from Paris: 290 miles

Matches
Belgium v Italy, 13 June
Ukraine v Northern Ireland, 16 June
Romania v Albania, 19 June
Hungary v Portugal, 22 June
Last 16 (Winner Group A v Third Group C/D/E), 26 June
Semi-Final, 6 July
(Click here for all fixtures and to download Euro 2016 Fixtures Planner)

Opening earlier this year after costing more than 400 million euros to build, Parc Olympique Lyonnais replaced ‘Les Gones’ old ground, Stade Gerland, which was used at France 98. Lyon played their first game in the new stadium on 9 January 2016, winning 4–1 against Troyes in Ligue 1, Alexandre Lacazette scoring the first goal.

Euro 2016 Venues: Stade Velodrome, Marseille

Euro 2016 Venues: Marseille

Euro 2016 Venues: Marseille

Home of: Olympique de Marseille, Ligue 1
Capacity: 67,000
Nearest Airport: Marseille-Provence
Distance from Paris: 480 miles

Matches
England v Russia, 11 June
France v Albania, 15 June
Iceland v Hungary, 18 June
Ukraine v Poland, 21 June
Quarter-Final, 30 June
Semi-Final, 7 July
(Click here for all fixtures and to download Euro 2016 Fixtures Planner)

Stade Velodrome was initially built for the 1938 World Cup and was brought up to date ahead of the 1984 Euros. It was almost completely rebuilt for the 1998 World Cup, increasing capacity to around 60,000. It hosted seven matches in the Finals, including England’s 2-0 opening victory against Tunisia.

Euro 2016 Venues: Stade de Nice, Nice

Euro 2016 Venues: Nice

Euro 2016 Venues: Nice

Home of: Olympique Gymnaste Club Nice Côte d’Azur, Ligue 1
Capacity: 35,624
Nearest Airport: Nice
Distance from Paris: 580 miles

Matches
Poland v Northern Ireland, 12 June
Spain v Turkey, 17 June
Sweden v Belgium, 22 June
Last 16 (RU Group B v RU Group F), 27 June
(Click here for all fixtures and to download Euro 2016 Fixtures Planner)

After France was awarded Euro 2016 progress finally begun on a new stadium for Nice to replace the old Stade du Ray. In August 2011 construction started and it was officially opened on 22 September 2013 with a league match between Nice and Valenciennes, the home side running out 4-0 winners.

Euro 2016 Venues: Parc des Princes, Paris

Euro 2016 Venues: Paris

Euro 2016 Venues: Paris

Home of: Paris Saint-Germain, Ligue 1 (champions)
Capacity: 48,712
Nearest Airport: Roissy Charles-De-Gaulle / Paris Orly
Nearest Metro: Porte d’Auteuil (line 10) / Porte de St-Cloud (line 9)

Matches
Turkey v Croatia, 12 June
Romania v Switzerland, 15 June
Portugal v Austria, 18 June
Northern Ireland v Germany, 21 June
Last 16 (Winner Group B v Third Group A/C/D), 25 June
(Click here for all fixtures and to download Euro 2016 Fixtures Planner)

The current Parc des Princes in south-west Paris opened in June 1972 on the site of two previous stadiums, which were essentially cycling velodromes and the finishing point for the Tour de France. England have played here three times overall losing on each occasion, twice against France in 1963 and 1984, and most recently against Brazil in 1997. However, despite their 1-0 loss to the Samba Boys, Glenn Hoddle’s side lifted Le Tournoi de France trophy.

Euro 2016 Venues: Stade de France, Saint-Denis, Paris

Euro 2016 Fixtures Schedule

The Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Home of: France national football and rugby union teams
Capacity: 81,338
Nearest Airport: Roissy Charles-De-Gaulle / Paris Le Bourget
Nearest Metro: Saint-Denis Porte de Paris (line 13)

Matches
France v Romania, 10 June
Rep. of Ireland v Sweden 13 June
Germany v Poland, 16 June
Iceland v Austria, 22 June
Last 16 (1st Grp E v 2nd Grp D), 27 June
Quarter-Final, 3 July
Final, 10 July
(Click here for all fixtures and to download Euro 2016 Fixtures Planner)

Built north of Paris city centre in the Saint-Denis area, originally for the 1998 World Cup, it is the only stadium to have hosted both the football and rugby union World Cup finals. England have played here twice against France, drawing 1-1 with the then European Champions in September 2000, but lost in 2008 to Franck Ribery’s penalty in what was David Beckham’s 100th appearance for his country.

Euro 2016 Venues: Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Etienne

Euro 2016 Venues: St-Etienne

Euro 2016 Venues: Saint-Etienne

Home of: AS Saint-Étienne, Ligue 1
Capacity: 41,965
Nearest Airport: Andrézieux-Bouthéon
Distance from Paris: 300 miles

Matches
Portugal v Iceland, 14 June
Czech Republic v Croatia, 17 June
Slovakia v England, 20 June
Last 16 (RU Group A v RU Group C), 25 June
(Click here for all fixtures and to download Euro 2016 Fixtures Planner)

Stade Geoffroy Guichard was initially selected only as a reserve venue but due to the expanded format of Euro 2016 it was drafted in for four matches and capacity was increased from 35,600 to 42,000. It hosted matches at Euro ’84 and the 1998 World Cup, including England’s last-16 penalty loss to Argentina.

Euro 2016 Venues: Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse

Euro 2016 Venues: Toulouse

Euro 2016 Venues: Toulouse

Home of: Toulouse FC, Ligue 1
Capacity: 33,150
Nearest Airport: Toulouse-Blagnac
Distance from Paris: 420 miles

Matches
Spain v Czech Republic, 13 June
Italy v Sweden, 17 June
Russia v Wales, 20 June
Last 16 (Winner Group F v RU Group E), 26 June
(Click here for all fixtures and to download Euro 2016 Fixtures Planner)

Stadium de Toulouse was built on an island in the river Garonne for the 1938 World Cup and was sometimes called “Mini-Wembley” due to its resemblance to England’s home. It was not used at Euro ’84 but was revamped for France ’98, hosting six games – including England’s group-stage defeat to Romania.

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