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Stade Gerland: Today. Directions, Tickets, Address, Map, Pitch (2022)

Stade Gerland, a stadium designed for multiple sports, officially opened in May 1926. At the time, football was not played at the stadium; instead, it was used for other sports such as rugby and soccer.

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Nicole Sommer - Soccer expert Last updated: Saturday, 02.July 2022 — 3min read

History and description

With the construction of the Olympique de Marseille's new stadium in 1964 and the Gerland's closure for renovations in 1995, football returned to the Gerland. Stade Gerland was built over most of the 1920s and officially opened in May 1926. It was designed as a stadium for multiple sports and during its first decades, football was not played there. However, with the construction of Olympique de Marseille's new stadium in 1964 and the Gerland's closure for renovations from 1995-1998, football returned to the Gerland. It took until 1950 for the stadium to slowly convert into a proper football stadium.

At the turn of the 21st century, there were proposals to build a new 85,000-stadium in Lyon in order to attract the 2020 Olympics, but these plans never materialised.

The stadium has set a new record for the most attendance in a Ligue 1 match on five occasions. The most recent achievement was in a 1-1 tie against Olympique Lyonnais on May 12, 2019.

Two new stands were built in the fiscal year after the Euro 1984 Championships to provide a better view of matches during which Stade Gerland hosted one group match and the semi-final between Spain and Denmark (1-1).

In 1986, the final of the Cup Winners' Cup between Dynamo Kiev and Atlético Madrid took place at Stade Gerland. Dynamo Kiev won 3-0.

Lyon was chosen as one of the host cities of the 1998 World Cup and, as a result, two new stands were built at the ends of the stadium that gave it its rectangular shape. The works were completed in 1996.

During the World Cup, Gerland Stadium hosted five group matches and the quarter-final between Croatia and Germany (3-0).

The new stadium, Parc Olympique Lyonnais, has a seating capacity of over 51,000 people. Lyon built a new stadium, Parc Olympique Lyonnais, in 2016 to replace the aged Stade Gerland. Lyon played their last match there on 16 December 2016 when they hosted Tours in the French Cup.

(photos of the present Stade Gerland below)

How to get to Stade Gerland

The Stade Gerland is located in the south of the city of Lyon, approximately 5 km from Saint-Jean Cathedral and 4 km from Lyon-Perrache railway station. The stadium is easiest reached by metro line B which connects the stadium with Lyon's other main railway station, Gare de la Part-Dieu, and meets with line D at Saxe-Gambetta.

From the railway station at Perrache, one can take the tram to the metro stop at Jean Macé and catch the metro line B, or take the bus in the direction of Feyzin Les Razes and it will drop you off right at the stadium.

Stade Gerland is close to two highways, making it easy to get to. The best way to approach the stadium is from the ring road south (Périphérique Sur) taking exit 16 Gerland. Follow the boulevard north. The stadium will be on the left side of the road after a curve to the left.

If coming from the A7/A47/Autoroute du Soleil, take exit 1 onto Gerland and cross the bridge (Pont Pasteur). Turn right after the bridge and follow the road until you see the stadium.

Address: 89 Avenue Tony Garnier, 69007 Lyon

Eat, drink, and sleep

Stade Gerland is located close to the river Rhône in a residential, commercial, and industrial area. There are many restaurants and bars in the vicinity of the stadium. The Novotal Lyon Gerland is located approximately 15 minutes from the stadium, and the Park & Suites Elégance is an equivalent alternative at similar distance. There are furthermore some options for rental apartments in the area, which tend to end up cheaper. Click here for all hotels near Stade Gerland.

Of course, you can stay in Lyon's city centre. If you want to locate your hotel strategically so as to arrive quickly, you may want to look for one close to line B of the metro, for example around Place Guichard. Connections are easy from other parts of the city centre too.

Relevant Internet links

The official website of Olympique Lyonnais is olweb.fr, while Lyon-france.com is dedicated to tourist information. Tcl.fr offers public transport information for the city of Lyon and its surrounding area.

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