Orange Vélodrome

67394 seats
Orange Vélodrome
Official Stadium Name Orange Vélodrome
Former Names
Alternative Names Stade Vélodrome
Inauguration Date 13/06/1937
Opening Game Ol. Marseille 2-1 Torino FC
Opening Game Date 13/06/1937
Attendance Record 65421
Record Match Ol. Marseille 2-1 Ol. Lyonnais
Record Date 10/11/2019
Renovations 1971, 1983, 1997-1998, 2011-2014
Design SCAU (2011)
Jean-Pierre Buffi (1997)
Henri Ploquin (1935)
Cost €268 million (2011-2014)
Owner City of Marseille
Operator Olympique de Marseille
Tenants Olympique de Marseille (1937-present)
League
Ligue 1
Pitch Dimension 105x68 meters
Surface AirFibr hybrid grass

Location and Contacts

Continent Europe
Nation
City Marseille
Address 3 Boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille
Coordinates 43°16'7" N 5°23'27" E
Telephone +33 4 13 64 64 64
Website Official Website

In-Game Details

Category Real
Weather
Sunny
Snow
Rainy
Cloudy
Shadows Many
FUT Quality Gold Common
Default Time 18:30
Camera Height 17
Camera Zoom 9
Customization Tifos
Stadium Themes
Home FIFA Clubs Olympique de Marseille
FIFA Editions FIFA 04 | FIFA 05 | FIFA 06 | FIFA 07 | FIFA 08 | FIFA 09 | FIFA 10 | FIFA 11 | FIFA 12 | FIFA 13 | FIFA 14 | FIFA 16 | FIFA 17 | FIFA 18 | FIFA 19 | FIFA 20 | FIFA 21 | FIFA 22 | FIFA 23

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Stadium History

Its name was derived from the football-athletic-cycling layout it had upon opening. But despite using it for football since its first day in June 1937, Olympique was reluctant to play all games there, owning a private stadium partly funded by fans, Stade Huveaune. Situation changed after WWII, when the club settled to play nearly every game here.

For those reasons plans of further works were presented already 5 years after the tournament, most importantly proposing a roof over the stands. With little success in implementing them, the city waited until 2011, when the perspective of hosting Euro 2016 forced changes in the stadium. Redesigned by SCAU, the building received vastly expanded stands on both ends (main one built from scratch), new infrastructure under all sections and the stunning new roof that rose into Marseille’s skyline.

It took three years to complete with Olympique playing all games during reconstruction. The scheme proved very expensive at €268, but didn’t overload public budget as it was ran in PPP mode, seeing the city repay €12m annually for 30 years to the contractor and stadium operator, Bouygues.