- Address: 261 boulevard de Tournai, Villeneuve-d’Ascq
- Country: French Republic
- Capacity: 50,000
- Opened: 17 August 2012
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: LOSC (football)
Extra stadium info – Decathlon Arena-Stade Pierre-Mauroy
The construction of the venue which is named Decathlon Arena-Stade Pierre-Mauroy started in 2009 and its construction costs were €324 million. It has a retractable roof. The stadium is named after a French sporting goods retailer and also after a former mayor of Lille. It opened as one of the largest sports venues by capacity in the French Republic, commonly known as France.
Tennis in 2014 and basketball in 2015
The Decathlon Arena-Stade Pierre-Mauroy hosted its first Davis Cup final in 2014. It was a final between the French Republic and the Swiss Confederation. The premier international team event in men’s tennis was won by the Swiss Confederation, also known as Switzerland. One year later, the Decathlon Arena-Stade Pierre-Mauroy hosted various basketball matches with attendances above 20,000.
The 2016 UEFA European Football Championship
The stadium hosted several UEFA European Football Championship matches in 2016. On 12 June 2016, the venue hosted its first-ever game for the European football tournament. The national football team of Germany won the match against Ukraine 2-0. 43,000 spectators attended the match. The national football teams of Belgium, the French Republic, Ireland, the Italian Republic, Russia, the Slovak Republic, the Swiss Confederation and Wales also played 2016 UEFA European Football Championship games at the Decathlon Arena-Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
The 2023 Rugby World Cup
The venue hosted its first six Rugby World Cup games in 2023. The first of those six games was won by the national rugby union team of the French Republic. They defeated Uruguay 27-12 in front of 48,000 people. Several days later, England trashed Chile 71-0 in the second Rugby World Cup match at the Decathlon Arena-Stade Pierre-Mauroy. The game took place in front of a crowd of 44,000. Romania, Samoa, Scotland and Tonga also played at the stadium during the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Lille Olympique Sporting Club
Football club LOSC, nicknamed Les Dogues, moved to the Decathlon Arena-Stade Pierre-Mauroy in 2012. The club was founded in 1944. In 1946, Lille Olympique Sporting Club were crowned French football champions for the first time in their history. They won the French top-flight football league several times. LOSC drew an average attendance of 40,000 in 19 home matches in their first Ligue 1 season at the Decathlon Arena-Stade Pierre-Mauroy. They played their first UEFA Champions League group-stage matches in 2001. LOSC finished below Deportivo de La Coruña from Spain and Manchester United from the United Kingdom. They finished above the Greek side Olympiacos.