- Address: 10 avenue Simone-Veil, Lyon
- Country: French Republic
- Capacity: 59,000
- Opened: 9 January 2016
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Olympique lyonnais (football)
Extra stadium info – Groupama Stadium
The Groupama Stadium is named after a French insurance group headquartered in Paris. The construction of the venue started in 2012 and its construction costs were €480 million. The stadium opened with a football game between Olympique lyonnais and ESTAC, which was won 4-1 by the home side. 55,000 fans showed up for the French top-flight football league game. On 30 December 2016, 25,000 people showed up at the venue for an ice hockey match, a French record attendance for an ice hockey match.
The 2016 UEFA European Football Championship
The stadium was one of the 2016 UEFA European Football Championship venues. On 13 June 2016, the venue hosted its first-ever game of the tournament. The national football team of the Italian Republic, commonly known as Italy, won the game after beating Belgium. 55,000 spectators attended the match. Albania, the French Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Portuguese Republic, Romania, Ukraine and Wales also played at the Groupama Stadium during the 2016 UEFA European Football Championship.
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup
The venue hosted its first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup games in 2019. Three 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup matches took place at the Groupama Stadium. The women’s national football team of the United States won the first of those three matches after defeating England. 53,000 spectators showed up for the game. The Netherlands won the second match after beating Sweden and the United States won the third match after defeating the Netherlands.
Olympique lyonnais use the Groupama Stadium for home games. The football club became one of the first French sports clubs with 1 million followers on its main social media page. Olympique lyonnais is among the first European sports clubs with a value of at least $100 million. They won seven consecutive French football championship titles between 2002 and 2008. In 2010, they reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history. Olympique lyonnais drew an average home attendance of 35,000 for domestic league games during that football season.