Tag: Stade de France


Organizers blamed for UEFA Paris show fiasco

French inquiry blames organiser for Paris fiasco

An enquiry by the French Senate into crowd chaos at this year’s Champions League final in Paris (France) concluded that organizers were to blame, not supporters, undermining claims by the police and Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin. ‘yahoo!sports’ stated that a fact-finding mission led by... » Read more


Fans do a Wembley at UEFA spectacle

Organizers of Champions League Final did not learn from Wembley

As France faces flak for the chaotic mismanagement of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League final, the country’s Sports Minister Amelie Oudea-Castera told newsmen on May 30th that a massive ticket fraud and unruly Premier League club Liverpool F.C. (UK) fans were to... » Read more


Russia stripped of sporting showcases

Champions League Final and F1 stripped from Russia

In its special session held on February 25th, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Executive Committee decided, as was expected, to withdraw the 2022 Champions League Final from St. Petersburg in Russia. It will now take place in Paris instead. The above move has been initiated to... » Read more


Stade de France emerge as ‘vaccinodrome’

Stade de France newsletter update May 2021

France’s largest stadium, the Stade de France, opened on April 6th, 2021 as its largest COVID-19 vaccination center. Since then, 30,000 people per week have been vaccinated. The stadium has been turned into a ‘vaccinodrome’. The ‘Stade de France’ stated that the playing field is being... » Read more


France national stadium as vaccine site

Stade de France

Come April, and the Stade de France in Paris (France) is set to open as a COVID-19 vaccination center. ‘Le Point’ stated that the 80,000-seat stadium, which serves as the home of France’s national football and rugby union teams, will facilitate the vaccinations of “several thousand... » Read more


Stade de France consortium bite the dust in legal battle

Stade de France

The highest tribunal in France has refused to grant the consortium running Stade de France – the national stadium of France, located just north of Paris in the commune of Saint-Denis – claiming damages of almost €7.5 million due to the hosting of Euro 2016. With this, the Council of State... » Read more


Govt may cede Stade de France ownership

Stade de France ownership

A Senate report has recommended the French government to cede ownership in Paris landmark Stade de France to a private entity. The current lease will run out in six years but it is still not clear if and when the government will pull out. Late last year, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe had said... » Read more