Stadium Lille-Métropole is a multi-purpose stadium in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France. The stadium was built in 1976 and is able to hold 18,154 spectators. The architect of the stadium was Roger Taillibert.

Stadium Nord Lille Métropole
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Former namesStadium Nord de Villeneuve d'Ascq (1975–2006)
LocationVilleneuve-d'Ascq, France
Coordinates50°37′52″N 3°08′15″E / 50.63111°N 3.13750°E / 50.63111; 3.13750Coordinates: 50°37′52″N 3°08′15″E / 50.63111°N 3.13750°E / 50.63111; 3.13750
Capacity18,154[1]
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1975
Opened25 June 1976
Renovated2004
ArchitectRoger Taillibert
Tenants
ES Wasquehal (1997–2005)
Lille OSC (2004–2012)

It was used as the temporary home stadium of Lille OSC before the completion of the nearby Stade Pierre-Mauroy. It was also the home stadium of ES Wasquehal, when the club played in Ligue 2 and National, between 1995 and 2005.

The stadium has hosted several rugby matches, including France versus Argentina in 1988 and the Wallabies in 1989, All Blacks versus Canada in the 1991 Rugby World Cup quarter-finals, French Barbarians versus Springboks in 1992, and Stade Français versus Scarlets in the 1998–99 Heineken Cup.

Also, the venue has an athletics track, which hosted the 2002 IPC Athletics World Championships and 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics.

AC/DC concluded their For Those About to Rock Tour at the stadium on December 20, 1982.

Pink Floyd performed at the stadium during their A Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour on July 28, 1988.

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External linksEdit

  • Lille OSC's website, which includes pictures of the stadium (in French)