The 2018 UEFA Europa League final will be played at Stade de Lyon on Wednesday 16 May, kick-off 20:45CET; the venue staged six UEFA EURO 2016 matches, including a semi-final.
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Lyon is ...
- Third-largest city in France
- First founded as Lungdunum by Romans in 43BC
- Home to around 500,000 people
Where it is
Lyon is in the south-east of France, about 470km from Paris.
Stade de Lyon
• Also known as Parc OL, the stadium replaced Stade de Gerland as the home of Olympique Lyonnais in time for UEFA EURO 2016.
• Located in the commune of Decines-Charpieu, 10km east of central Lyon, the stadium forms part of a complex spanning over 50 hectares and featuring a training ground for OL as well as hotels and office buildings.
• The Gerland hosted matches at the 1984 UEFA European Championship and 1998 FIFA World Cup as well as games in the 1972 Rugby League and 2007 Rugby Union World Cups.
• Lyon inaugurated the stadium on 9 January 2016 with a 4-1 victory over Troyes, Alexandre Lacazette scoring the first goal.
• Lyon have played UEFA Women's Champions League fixtures there, and their 7-0 semi-final first-leg win against Paris Saint-Germain in April 2016 was watched by 22,050, a French women's club-football record crowd.
• Six UEFA EURO 2016 matches were held there including the semi-final between Portugal and Wales.
• The stadium is due to stage the opening game and final of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.