Euro 2016 stadium profiles and matches

Euro 2016 stadium profiles and matches
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Published June 9th, 2016 - 05:38 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Euro 2016 is played in nine French cities and 10 stadiums
Euro 2016 is played in nine French cities and 10 stadiums

Euro 2016 is played in nine French cities and 10 stadiums as the capital Paris and its metropolitan area will see games in the Parc des Princes and the Stade de France.

Both arenas were already used at the 1998 World Cup which also applies to the arenas in Marseille, Lens, Lyon, Toulouse and St Etienne.

Bordeaux and Lyon have new stadiums compared to 1998, and new hosts this time around are Lille and Nice.

Bordeaux (population 243,000)

The 42,000 seat Stade de Bordeaux was built for 184 million euros (195 million dollars) and opened in the summer of 2015. It replaces the Stade Chaban-Delmas and will stage four group games and a quarter-final at Euro 2016.

June 11, 1600 Group B Wales v Slovakia June 14, 1600 Group F Austria v Hungary June 18, 1300 Group E Belgium v Ireland June 21, 1900 Group D Croatia v Spain July 02, 1900 quarter-final winner Lille v winner St Denis

Lens (population 34,000)

The 35,000 seat Stade Bollaert-Delelis underwent a full rebuilding after being used in the past for Euro 1984, the 1998 World Cup and other events such as the 2007 rugby World Cup. The stadium was first opened in 1933. At Euro 2016 it will host three group games and a last-16 match.

June 11, 1300 Group A Albania v Switzerland June 16, 1300 Group B England v Wales June 21, 1900 Group D Czech Republic v Turkey June 25, 1900 last 16 1D v 3B/E/F

Lille (population 230,000)

The 50,000 seat Stade Pierre Mauroy was opened in 2012 and has a retractable roof. It will stage four group games, a last-16 match and a quarter-final at Euro 2016.

June 12, 1900 Group C Germany v Ukraine June 15, 1300 Group B Russia v Slovakia June 19, 1900 Group A Switzerland v France June 22, 1900 Group E Italy v Ireland June 26, 1600 last 16 1C v 3A/B/F July 01, 1900 quarter-final winner Paris v winner Toulouse

Lyon (population 421,000/2.2 million metropolitan area)

The 59,000 seat Stade de Lyon is to open in January 2016 and replaces the Stade de Gerland where Euro 1984 and 1998 World Cup games were played. It will stage four group games, a last-16 match, and a semi-final at Euro 2016.

June 13, 1900 Group E Belgium v Italy June 16, 1600 Group C Ukraine v Northern Ireland June 19, 1900 Group A Romania v Albania June 22, 1600 Group F Hungary v Portugal June 26, 1300 last 16 1A v 3C/D/E July 06, 1900 semi-final winner Q Marseille v winner Q Lille

Marseille (population 860,000)

The 67,000 seat Stade Velodrome has undergone a 267-million-euros facelift completed in 2014, and now has a roof. The arena first opened in 1937 has a long history, having hosted games at the 1938 and 1998 World Cups, and the Euros 1960 and 1984. It will host four group games, a quarter-final and a semi-final at Euro 2016.

June 11, 1900 Group B England v Russia June 15, 1900 Group A France v Albania June 18, 1600 Group F Iceland v Hungary June 21, 1600 Group C Ukraine v Poland June 30, 1900 quarter-final winner St Etienne v winner Lens July 07, 1900 semi-final winner Q Bordeaux v winner Q St Denis

Nice (population 344,000)

The 35,000 Stade de Nice opened in 2013 and is eco-friendly. The multi-purpose arena also the new home of France's national sports museum. It will stage three group games and a last-16 match at Euro 2016.

June 12, 1600 Group B Poland v Northern Ireland June 17, 1900 Group D Spain v Turkey June 22, 1900 Group E Sweden v Belgium June 27, 1900 last 16 2B v 2F

Paris (population 2.2 million/12.3 million metropolitan area)

The 45,000 seat Parc des Princes was opened in its latest form as the third stadium on the site in 1972 and has undergone another makeover which was completed in 2014. Apart from World Cup games 1938 and 1998, finals of Euro 1960 and 1984, it was also the venue for the first ever European Champions Cup final in 1956 and the finish of the Tour de France for more than six decades until 1967. It will stage four group games and a last-16 match at Euro 2016.

June 12, 1300 Group D Turkey v Croatia June 15, 1600 Group A Romania v Switzerland June 18, 1900 Group F Portugal v Austria June 21, 1600 Group C Northern Ireland v Germany June 25, 1600 last 16 1B v 3A/C/D

St Denis (population 110,000)

The 80,000 seat Stade de France - outside the city limits of Paris but part of the metropolitan area - is the French national stadium and was completed for the 1998 World Cup. It hosted games including the tournament opener and the final at the 1998 World Cup, two Champions League finals, the 2003 world athletics championships, and matches including the final of the 2007 rugby World Cup. It will stage the tournament opener, three further group games, a last-16 match, a quarter-final and the final at Euro 2016.

June 10, 1900 Group A France v Romania June 13, 1600 Group E Ireland v Sweden June 16, 1900 Group C Germany v Poland June 22, 1600 Group F Iceland v Austria June 27, 1600 last 16 1E v 2D July 03, 1900 quarter-final winner Lyon v winner Nice July 10, 1900 final winner Lyon v Marseille

St Etienne (population 180,000/400,000 metropolitan area)

The 42,000 seat Stade Geoffroy Guichard had its latest renovation completed in 2014, after originally being opened in 1931. It has hosted Euro 1984, World Cup 1998 and rugby World Cup 2007 games. It will stage three group games and a last-16 match at Euro 2016.

June 14, 1900 Group F Portugal v Iceland June 17, 1600 Group D Czech Republic v Croatia June 20, 1900 Group B Slovakia v England June 25, 1300 last 16 2A v 2C

Toulouse (population 440,000)

The 33,000-seat Stadium de Toulouse has seen another overhaul for Euro 2016, after the arena first built for the 1938 World Cup already required renovation after damage from an explosion in a nearby chemical plant in 2001. It will stage three group games and a last-16 match at Euro 2016.

June 13, 1300 Group D Spain v Czech Republic June 17, 1300 Group E Italy v Sweden June 20, 1900 Group B Russia v Wales June 26, 1900 last 16 1F v 2E

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