- Type: Sports and the Outdoors
- Nearest Train: Rond-point-du-Prado: Line 2
- Venue Description:
The stadium was built in 1937 to the design of architect Henri Ploquin in time for the 1938 World Cup. Inaugurated by H.Tasso, then Mayor of Marseilles, the elliptical-shaped stadium has a capacity of 35,000: it was the biggest construction project of the time in France. Enlarged for the 1998 World Cup by architects Buffi, Averous, and Varvitsky, it is currently the second largest stadium in France being able to hold 60,000 spectators. It is Marseilles' shrine to football and of course home to local team Olympique Marseille who celebrated their centenary in 1999.
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