Home to the Olympique de Marseille football club, the Stade Velodrome is a multi-purpose stadium. It is primarily used to host both football and rugby games, including international competitions. Built in 1937, the venue has since been renovated three times, undergoing significant upgrade in preparation for World Cup 1998. With seating for over 67,000 spectators, it is the biggest club stadium in France.
The Stade Velodrome hosted seven World Cup 1998 matches. Four group matches were hosted, as were one round of 16 fixture, a quarter-final and the Brazil v Netherlands semi-final.
Construction: 1937, Renovated in 1984, 1998 and 2014
Matches: France 3 : 0 South Africa (June 12), England 2 : 0 Tunisia (June 15), Netherland 5 : 0 South Korea (June 20), Brazil 1 : 2 Norway (June 23), Italy 1 : 0 Norway (June 27), quarter-final Netherlands 2 : 1 Argentina (July 4) and semi-final Brazil 1 : 1 Netherlands (July 8) [Brazil won 4 - 2 on penalties]
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.