Construction On Lyon Stadium Begins In Race To Get Ready For UEFA Euro 2016
The foundation stone for the €250M ($336M) Grande Stade de Lyon was laid Tuesday, according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The new Lyon stadium, also known as the Stade des Lumières, "will be one of France's 10 UEFA Euro 2016 venues and the race is now on to make sure the stadium is finished in time for the championships." Scheduled to be finished during the '15-16 season, "the stadium has suffered funding delays but these now appear to be cleared." Groundwork work had already started at the 58,000-seat stadium "in the suburb of Decines-Charpieu, 10km east of central Lyon." The arena will be part of a complex spread over 50 hectares and will have a training ground for Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais, "as well as hotels and office buildings" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 11/13).