Stade de Gerland

Stade de Gerland

Also known as Municipal de Gerland or Stade Gerland, the Stade de Gerland is a football stadium in Lyon. Until 2016, it was home to local team, Olympique Lyonnais, when they moved to Stade des Lumieres. It took twelve years to build, construction being interrupted by the First World War. Ut was later renovated three times. The most recent upgrade was completed in 1998, just in time for the venue to be used in the World Cup finals.

The Stade de Gerland hosted six games in World Cup 1998. Five of these matches were from the initial group stage, and the other was the quarter-final between Germany and Croatia.


Location: Lyon

Capacity: 44,000

Construction: 1914 - 1926, Expanded in 1960, 1980 and 1998.

Matches: South Korea 1 : 3 Mexico (June 13), Romania 1 : 0 Colombia (June 15), U.S.A. 1 : 2 Iran (June 21), France 2 : 1 Denmark (June 24), Japan 1 : 2 Jamaica (June 26), and quarter-final Germany 0 : 3 Croatia (July 4)


World Cup 1998 Venues : Stade de France, Stade Velodrome, Parc des Princes, Stade de Gerland, Stade Felix-Bollaert, Stade de la Beaujoire, Stadium de Toulouse, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Parc Lescure and Stade de la Mosson.