Reach the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard by Coach

UEFA Euro 2016: Travelling to the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne

UEFA Euro 2016: Reach the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard by Coach

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The Stade Geoffroy-Guichard is located in the centre of the French city of Saint-Étienne. Ever since the stadium was originally opened in 1931, it underwent several phases of reconstruction and renovation. In preparation for its role as venue in the UEFA Euro 2016, the capacity of the stadium was increased in order to fit 42,000 spectators. The stadium serves as home ground of the local football club AS Saint-Étienne and was named after the owner of the retail group Casino.

The Stade Geoffroy-Guichard has two common nicknames: the Cauldron and the Green Hell. They pay tribute to the heated atmosphere that the stadium is known for, with the latter name also alluding to the colours of the local football team, also called Les Verts. Green is also the stadium itself as it features several photovoltaic power plants, a rainwater recovery system and an organic waste recycling scheme. During the UEFA Euro 2016, the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard will host four matches.

Guide to the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard for Disabled Supporters

In the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne a total of 126 seats are reserved for fans with a disability or suffering from reduced mobility. In addition, the same amount of seats is put aside for accompanying persons. What sets the stadium in Saint-Étienne apart from other arenas in France is that it is also equipped with 20 seats featuring VDI plugs for the visually impaired and 20 seats reserved for those with defective hearing. When wanting to visit a Euro 2016 match, disabled fans are always entitled to a ticket of category 4, which is the cheapest out of the four categories.

Useful Information about the UEFA Euro 2016 venue Stade Geoffroy-Guichard

  • Address: 14 Rue Paul et Pierre Guichard, 42000 Saint-Étienne
  • Public Transport: G. Guichard on Tram line 1 and 2 or walk from Main Railway Station
  • Capacity: 42,000
  • Opened in: 1931
  • Current Tenant: AS Saint-Étienne

Euro 2016 Football Matches Played at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard

14 June 201620:00PortugalvIcelandGroup F1-1
17 June 201617:00Czech RepublicvCroatiaGroup D2-2
20 June 201620:00SlovakiavEnglandGroup B0-0
25 June 201614:00SwitzerlandvPolandRound of 165-6
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