Tag: Ligue 1


Fans grace European leagues’ pitch battle

Fans back into stadiums

It was the last game of the season for several European league clubs recently. COVID-19 which has caused a lot of ravage in several European nations till not so long back led to soccer matches being played in empty stadia. However, few European countries greeted fans... » Read more


OL Vallée cherry on France tourism cake

France Olympique Lyon leisure center

OL Vallée is a massive project of the Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyonnais the design of which was conceived when the Groupama Stadium (France) opened in 2016. Spread over a 50 ha site, it is all set to become a sports center of excellence and is scheduled to go on stream in 2024. The new complex will... » Read more


Lyon’s home venue retains Groupama name

Lyon Groupama Arena extends naming rights

Groupama – the French insurance major – has renewed on an agreement as regards naming rights to the home arena of Ligue 1 French professional football club Olympique Lyonnais. The naming contract for Lyon has been extended for two years. The amount of the contract has not been disclosed as... » Read more


France extends 5,000-fans limit in stadia

France with spectator limit Aug 2020

French Prime Minister Jean Castex has stated that the French Government will maintain a 5,000-spectator limit in sports stadiums until October 30th at the earliest. The limit had been due to expire on August 31st, but Castex announced the two-month extension in response to a recent spike in... » Read more


PSG gets go ahead for next-gen training center

PSG Training Facility

French soccer champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have been granted environmental and building permits to develop a new next-generation training center that could set the Ligue 1 club back a reported €250 million, according to media reports. The development, which is earmarked for the Poissy... » Read more


FC Metz stadium starts major facelift work

FC Metz stadium

French football team FC Metz, which was recently promoted back to Ligue 1, has started demolition of its Stade Saint-Symphorien home ground as the first phase towards the venue’s extensive renovation, according to media reports. Metz finished first in Ligue 2 during the 2018-19 season to... » Read more


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