Olympique de Marseille is a football team based at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille France. The club plays in the French Ligue 1. The venue was host to several matches of the Euro 2016 European Football tournament.
The seating capacity of the stadium was increased for the UEFA Euro 2016. Currently it can hold 67,000 spectators. The renovation included the complete or partial reconstruction of the two principal stand tribunes, minor works on the stands at both ends, and the construction of a wave shaped roof that will cover the complete stadium.
Club — Olympique de Marseille
Club Colours — Blue and White
Nicknames — Les Phocéens, L’OM
Football Ligue — Ligue 1
Stadium — Stade (Orange) Vélodrome
Capacity — 67,000 (pre-renovation capacity), 42,000 (current capacity because of renovations)
Opened — 1937, renovations 1984, 1997-1998, 2014
Address — 3 Boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille, France
Location of Stade Velodrome Stadium : the football ground is situated in the south of Marseille France. The city center is 3.5km away from the ground.
Nearest train station : the main railway station of the city is Marseille St. Charles, a short walk away from the Canebière and the Old Port. Marseille has TGV lines to Paris (3 hours) and Lyon (1 hour 45), Gare de Nice Ville (2 hours) and to Brussels Midi (5 hours).
By Public Transportation — The football ground can easily be reached by public transportation.
By Metro : take subway Line 2 to Rond-Point du Prado or Sainte Marguerite Dromel station from any of the stops in the city centre (e.g. Jules Guesde, Saint-Charles or Noailles).
get of at Rond-Point du Prado for Southern Turn and Jean Bouin Tribune. Stop at Ste Marguerite Dromel if you want go in Northern Turn De Peretti and Tribune Ganay.
By Bus : bus 83 takes you from the city centre to the football stadium.
Air Connections — Nearest Airport is Aeroport de Marseille Provence ( 30 km ) .