Stade Felix-Bollaert

Stade Felix-Bollaert

Built in 1933, the Stade Felix-Bollaert (now called the Stade Bollaert-Delelis), is the home stadium for local RC Lens. It was built in the stye of English stadiums, with four separate stands. Earch stand is dedicated to a well known person (players, fans, etc) who has contributed to football in the local area. The stadium is well-used for large sporting events, helping to host Rugby World Cups 1999 and 2007, European Championships 1984 and 2016, and FIFA World Cup 1998.

The Stade Felix-Bollaert hosted six fixtures during World Cup 1998. Five of these fixtures were group matches. The other was a round of 16 match between France and Paraguay, as the hosts progressed towards winning the tournament.


Location: Lens

Capacity: 41,300

Construction: 1933, Renovated in 2015

Matches: Saudi Arabia 0 : 1 Denmark (June 12), Jamaica 1 : 3 Croatia (June 14), Germany 2 : 2 Yugoslavia(June 21), Spain 6 : 1 Bulgaria (June 24), Colombia 0 : 2 England (June 26), France 1 : 0 Paraguay (June 28)


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.