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From the 10 June to the 10 July 2016, France will host the Euro 2016. The 15th edition of the European Championship is to take place in 10 locations across the country. It is estimated that the event will draw 2.5 million spectators into the stadiums, including 1 million non-French visitors). Here is the top 10 venues of the UEFA Euro 2016 in France..


The venues of the UEFA Euro 2016 in France

Logo_UEFA_Euro_2016

In 2010, there were initially twelve venues planned to host the Euro 2016. Strasbourg, Metz and Nancy opted out for financial reasons. Nantes and Montpellier were not selected.

The competing teams for the Euro 2016 championship are:

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales.

The official logo was revealed on 26 June 2013 in Paris with the theme ‘Celebrating the art of football’.


1. Stade de France, Saint-Denis

An event in the Stade de France by Roman.b (Travail personnel) [FAL], via Wikimedia Commons
An event in the Stade de France by Roman.b (Travail personnel) [FAL], via Wikimedia Commons
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Capacity: 81,338
Number of matches: 7
Location: 48°55′28″N 2°21′36″E


2. Stade Vélodrome, Marseille

Stade Vélodrome in Marseille © Challengeputeaux - licence [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons
Stade Vélodrome in Marseille © Challengeputeaux – licence [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Capacity: 67,394
Upgraded stadium
Number of matches: 6
Location: 43°16′11″N 5°23′45″E


3. Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon

The new Lyon Stadium © AsGunReview - licence [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons
The new Lyon Stadium © AsGunReview – licence [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons
Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon
Capacity: 59,186
New stadium
Number of matches: 6
Location: 45°45′56″N 4°58′52″E


4. Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille

Lille Stadium © liondartois - licence [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons
Lille Stadium © liondartois – licence [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons
Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille
Capacity: 50,186
New stadium
Number of matches: 6
Location: 50°36′43″N 3°07′50″E


5. Parc des Princes, Paris

Parc des Princes, Paris © liondartois - licence [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons
Parc des Princes, Paris © liondartois – licence [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons
Parc des Princes, Paris
Capacity: 47,929
Upgraded stadium
Number of matches: 5
Location: 48°50′29″N 2°15′11″E


6. Stade Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux

Bordeaux Stadium © PA - licence [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons
Bordeaux Stadium © PA – licence [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons
Stade Malmut Atlantique, Bordeaux
Capacity: 42,115
New stadium
Number of matches: 5
Location: 44°53′50″N 0°33′43″W


7. Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Etienne

Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium in Saint-Etienne © KevFB - licence [CC BY-SA 3.0] from Wikimedia Commons
Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium in Saint-Etienne © KevFB – licence [CC BY-SA 3.0] from Wikimedia Commons
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne
Capacity: 42,000
Upgraded stadium
Number of matches: 4
Location: 45°27′39″N 4°23′24″E


8. Stade Allianz Riviera, Nice

Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice © mirasol - licence [CC BY-SA 3.0] from Wikimedia Commons
Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice © mirasol – licence [CC BY-SA 3.0] from Wikimedia Commons
Stade Allianz Riviera, Nice
Capacity: 35,624
New stadium
Number of matches: 4
Location: 43°42′25″N 7°11′40″E


9. Stade Bollaert Delelis, Lens

Bollaert Delelis Stadium in Lens © liondartois - licence [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons
Bollaert Delelis Stadium in Lens © liondartois – licence [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons
Stade Bollaert Delelis, Lens
Capacity: 38,223
Upgraded stadium
Number of matches: 4
Location: 50°25′58.26″N 2°48′53.47″E


10. Stadium Municipal, Toulouse

Toulouse Stadium © Patrice Nin - Ville de Toulouse
Toulouse Stadium © Patrice Nin – Ville de Toulouse

Stade Municipal, Toulouse
Capacity: 33,500
Upgraded stadium
Number of matches: 4
Location: 43°34′59″N 1°26′3″E


About the author

Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. He has a background teaching French, Economics and Current Affairs, and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations, and a degree of Economics and Management. Pierre is the author of the Discovery Course on the Secrets of the Eiffel Tower and the Christmas book "Voyage au Pays de Noël".

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