Stade Pierre-Mauroy - Lille Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: September 4, 2021

Aerial View of Grand Stade Lille

Stade Pierre-Mauroy located in Hôtel de Ville quarter of Villeneuve d’Ascq France is the home stadium of Ligue 1 side LOSC Lille Métropole. The ground which opened in 2012 at cost of €282 million (Plus facilities) is the newest stadium in France, and is large enough to accommodate just over 50,000 fans.

Lille Stadium Guide

Stadium Facts

Address: 261 Boulevard de Tournai, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, Nord, 59650
Pitch Size:105m x 68m
Record Attendance:49,712 vs PSG (14th April 2019)
Stadium Owner:Eiffage Lille Stadium Arena
Official Site:
Stadium Names
Names:Grande Stade, Pierre-Mauroy Stadium (English)
Former Names:Grand Stade Lille Métropole (2012–2013)
Construction Details
Broke Ground:29th March 2010
Architect:Valode & Pistre, Pierre Ferret
Construction Cost:€324 million
Structural Engineer:Eiffage

Stade Pierre-Mauroy History

Lille’s original home until 2004 was Stade Grimonprez-Jooris until they moved away to Stade Lille-Métropole with a view to redevelop their dated facilities. When plans failed to come to fruition, the club’s management assessed the economic viability of building a new stadium in 2008, and in 2010 construction of the €300 million, multi-purpose stadium began.

Officially opened with an inaugural Ligue 1 match between Lille and Nancy on the 17th August 2012 (1-1), the stadium was originally going to be known as Grand Stade Lille Metropole. Following the death of former mayor of Lille and Prime Minister of France, Pierre Mauroy (1928-2013)  however the name of the stadium was somewhat controversially changed in his honour.

Built as an ultra-modern sports facility, the Stade Pierre Mauroy is architecturally impressive, with a unique transformer design allowing for 5 different configurations including rugby, basketball, concerts and of course football.

With such cutting-edge features, it’s no surprise that Pierre Mauroy has been selected as one of the football stadiums for the 2016 Euro Championships, and surely it heralds the future of all sporting facilities.

LOSC Lille supporters inside the stadium

View of Stade Pierre-Mauroy

Lille OSC Info

Full Name:Lille Olympique Sporting Club
Rivals:RC Lens, Valenciennes, US Boulogne
Team Colours:Red and Blue
Club Mascot:Doggy Dog Jr
Nicknames:Les Dogues
Training Ground:Domaine de Luchin
Former Stadiums:Stade Henri-Jooris, Stade Grimonprez-Jooris, Stadium Lille Métropole
Famous Players:Eden Hazard, Yohan Cabaye, Lucas Digne, Divock Origi, Gervinho, Rudi Garcia
Famous Managers:Christophe Galtier, Erwin Vandenbergh, Marcelo Bielsa, Jocelyn Gourvennec, Claude Puel
Team Owner:Merlyn Partners SCSp
Team Goalscorer:Eden Hazard (50)
Most Appearances:Rio Mavuba (370)
Official Website:
Team Wikipedia:

Stade Pierre-Mauroy Seating Plan

Below is a seating plan of Lille's Stade Pierre-Mauroy:

stade pierre mauroy Seating Plan

Stand Photos

Pierre-Mauroy can be divided into four sections: Nord, Est, Sud and Ouest.

Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the Stadium.

Matchday Experience

Stade Pierre-Mauroy Away Section

Away fans are housed within the south-east corner between the Sud goal-end and the Est-tribune. As one should expect from a newly constructed Stadium, the arena is an intimate yet deceptively large with comfortable seats, good acoustics and flawless views throughout.

Best Pubs near ground

The local area is known for the large number of breweries with “beer” deeply ingrained within the culture of Lille. Popular local brands include Pelforth, Pelican, Excelsior and Coq Hardi.

Lille also has a strong culture of gin, with the spirit being one of the most widely consumed alcoholic drinks in the city. Nearby within Loos and Wambrechies there are two distilleries.

Food - Places to eat

Within the immediate vicinity of Stade Pierre Mauroy there are a handful of choices including Subway and the popular Soho Urban Food chain.

Across the road you have the V2 Centre Shopping Centre which greatly increases the number of fast food outlets on offer with McDonalds, Pizza del Arte and Salad & Co three such examples.

Lille Club Shop

Inside Lille OSC Club shop

Lille Club Shop

LOSC Lille operate two stores throughout the city in addition to their official online boutique. The largest range of LOSC products gathered in one place across 300m² of space within the Western stand of the stadium.

Opening Times:

  • Tuesday to Thursday: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm and then 1.30 pm – 7.00 pm.
  • Friday and Saturday: 10.30 am to 7.00 pm.

Can you take a stadium Tour?

Fans of Lille football club can undertake a 1 hour guided tour of the Stade Pierre Mauroy either as an individual or as part of a larger group.

Tour Prices:

  • €12 for adults (from 18 years)
  • €9 for children 13 to 18 years, students, the disabled and the unemployed (on presentation of proof)
  • €7 for children 5 to 12 years, free for anyone younger

To book a tour, find out availability and for full information please visit the official site of Stade Pierre Mauroy.

How to buy Lille Tickets

Tickets to see Lille play football can be purchased via the usual French channels including Online, Phone +33 (0) 892 68 56 72 or in person at both the ticket office and Lille Stores at the stadium.

Whilst you can purchase tickets on the day of the match, it can be advisable to book in advance to secure the best possible seats in the stadium. Lille generally have attendances ranging between 30-40,000.

Price wise, expect to pay around €16.00 for a seat within one of the upper tiers behind the goal and anywhere up to €90.00 for a premium seat located on the half way line, within the main grandstand.

How to get to Stade Pierre-Mauroy

Where is Stade Pierre-Mauroy?

Stade Pierre Mauroy is located 6km or so, South-East of the city centre within the Lillian suburb of Villeneuve d’Ascq.


Lille’s stadium is adjacent to the N227 motorway and can be reached by taking exit 3 Villeneuve d’Ascq with the address for satnav being: 261 Boulevard de Tournai, 59650 Villeneuve d’Ascq.

Car Parks

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Train - Public Transport

Lille has two train stations located pretty much next door to each other with Lille-Europe Station (Gare de Lille-Europe) connecting the city to a range of European destinations and Lille-Flandres Station (Gare de Lille-Flandres) serving regional train lines, often at slower speeds.

Located near to the border of Belgium, Lille lies on an important crossroads of the European high-speed rail network and as a result is approximately 1.20 minutes from London, 1.35 from Paris and only 35 minutes from Brussels making it one of the most accessible footballing cities in Europe.

Lille Metro Train

Public Transport of Stade Pierre-Mauroy


To travel to Pierre Mauroy on matchdays, you can either use Line 1 and get off at either Cite Scientifique and 4 Cantons, or Line 2 which has the Meadows stop plus a free shuttle bus to the stadium.

On matchdays both lines run at increased frequency up to 2 hours before and after the game, ensuring that your journey isn’t too congested which is always nice.

Airports and Flying

Lille is served by Aéroport de Lille (Lille-Lesquin International airport) which is located approximately 15 minutes away from the city centre by car (11km).

Lille-Lesquin Airport is probably the largest flight hub in the  Nord-Pas de Calais region and the airport handles over 1.3 million passengers per year.

Hotels Near Stade Pierre-Mauroy

There are 4/5 hotels within the little island created by the surrounding motorways with Park Inn by Radisson Lille Grand Stade probably being the pick of the bunch.

Heading back towards the Centre-Ville, Holiday Inn Express Lille Centre is a decent central choice, with Hotel Flandre Angleterre and Hotel Lille Europe being two decent choices if you want to be close to the train stations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Stade Pierre-Mauroy?

French side Lille play their home matches at Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

What is the capacity of Stade Pierre-Mauroy?

As of 2024 Stade Pierre-Mauroy has an official seating capacity of 50,186 for Football matches.

When was Stade Pierre-Mauroy opened?

Stade Pierre-Mauroy officially opened in 2012 and is home to Lille

What is the postcode for Stade Pierre-Mauroy?

The postcode for Stade Pierre-Mauroy is 59650.

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Stade Pierre-Mauroy in 2024. Please visit the official website of Lille for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.