Capacity: 58 883 places
Opened in January 2016, the home of Olympique Lyonnais has since hosted a series of international events, including rugby. OL Stadium had been open for only four months when the European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals were played at the new stadium.
In November, 2017, a France XV were beaten 28-23 by New Zealand in front of 58,607 fans. At the end of that season, OL Stadium was chosen as the venue for the Top 14 semi-finals. The city, meanwhile, has a rich rugby pedigree. Stade de Gerland played host to matches at RWC 2007, while the city boasts a two-time French champion club in the shape of Lyon OU.
OL Stadium hosted matches during both UEFA Euro 2016 and the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019, while the Coupe de la Ligue final and UEFA Europa League final have also been played on its hybrid grass.
Wales and Australia are scheduled to compete in the first RWC 2023 match at the stadium, and with hosts France, Italy and New Zealand also due to pass through the city, fans with tickets for Lyon should be in for a treat.
HOW TO GET TO THE STADIUM?
PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES
A specific transport pass will be available, giving access to the stadium shuttles and to Eurexpo and Panettes parkings (5€)
From Gare Part-Dieu and Vaulx en Velin La Soie – Direct shuttle: to OL Stadium / Terminus (30’)
From Parking Panettes – Direct shuttle: to OL Stadium / Terminus (15’)
Rhônexpress (from the airport) – to Gare Part-Dieu Villette / Stop: Vaulx en Velin La Soie / Direct shuttle from Vaulx en Velin La Soie
From Vaulx en Velin La Soie – Direct shuttle: to OL Stadium / Terminus (20’)
From Eurexpo parking – Direct shuttle (15’)
A secured bike road, la « Voie Verte » directly connects Lyon Part-Dieu station to the OL Stadium
From Lyon Part-Dieu station – 40mn approx.
From Perrache station – 57mn approx.
From Vaulx en Velin La Soie – 19mn approx.
A Vélo’V station is accessible 24/24H and 7/7 – Bikes can be rented through the Vélo’V app
500 spots – North Ouest access (on-site guarding)
Opened 7/7, from 07H to 20H
50 spots – South Gate
Public parkings – P1, P3, P5 and P7
Drive-and-ride parkings – Eurexpo et Panettes / Stadium Shuttles
Accessibility parkings – P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7