The Stadium and Fanzone


##Stade Velodrome

Uefa Capacity - 67,000

Home to Olympique Marseilles, Stade Velodrome is the largest of the Euro 2016 venues after Saint-Denis at 67,000 capacity.

Prior to its pre-tournament upgrade, the largest crowd for a club match at Stade Velodrome was Marseille v Newcastle United 58,897 in the old UEFA Cup semi-final - goals from Didier Drogba dumping Sir Bobby Robson's side out of the competition. This record stood for more than 10 years, surpassed only by L’OM v PSG at the unveiling of the completed rebuilding work last May. The crowd that day was 65,148.

Before the roof was added in the pre-Euro 2016 modernisation, the curved stands were uncovered - typical of a lot of Mediterranean stadiums. Re-building work commenced in 2011 and was completed last summer.

Stade Veldrome is located towards the south of the city, roughly 4km from the old port. There are two Metro stations nearby, Rond Point du Prado on the north west side and Ste Marguerite Dromel to the south east. There are additional trains that run into Ste Marguerite Dromel on match days from the main train station, Marseille Saint-Charles.


Each host city has committed to providing a Fan Zone where supporters are able to gather and watch the matches on big screens, for free. The size and scope of these vary from city to city, however, and while they will all be equipped with fast food stalls and information from tournament sponsors, five-a-side pitches and the usual facilities, don’t assume that what applied in one city will apply in the next.

With a capacity of 80,000, the Marseille fan zone will be able to host as many people for the final as the Stade de France itself. Located by the seafront at the Plages du Prado, all 45 matches at the tournament will be broadcast on its enormous 160m sq screen. The screen will also be used for concerts and cultural events on non-matchdays.