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The Gallery | First game at Euro 2016 stadium

The first football match has been held at the Vinci-built New Lyon Stadium in France.

The ‘new generation’ 59,186-capacity arena hosted Olympique Lyonnais versus Troyes AC on 9 January.

New Lyon Stadium will host matches in both the football European Championships and the European Rugby Cup this summer.

Mott MacDonald acted as lenders’ technical advisor to the Foncière du Montout special purpose vehicle on the €400M (£300M) privately financed project.

Mott MacDonald project director Erwann Pile said: “This new generation stadium will be fully connected digitally and feature new technological innovations, such as an Internet Protocol television system which will run on 300 screens, offering a unique spectator experience.”

Three goals in the final 20 minutes saw Olympique Lyonnais beat Troyes 4-1 in the first match at the ground.


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