Lyon to Advance Stadium Development

August 2, 2013

French football club Olympique Lyonnais will proceed with proposed plans to develop their new Stade des Lumieres home, order as France prepares to host the European Championships in 2016.

Lyon hope to move in ahead of the 2015/16 season after playing at their current Stade de Gerland home since 1950.

Stade des Lumieres will be constructed roughly seven kilometres from the centre of Lyon and is set to play a major role in Euro 2016.

The country’s Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici said: “The completion of the stadium is the result of determination and is an important day for the region and for local employment.”

The stadium will be the first in the country funded entirely by private investment.