Events 2014 Paris Stade de France are as always an exciting mix of major sporting tournaments and world class concert performances featuring some of the world's biggest stars. This is your chance to experience moments of pure joy and excitement in the comfortable surroundings of one of the world's great stadia, easily accessible within fifteen minutes by taxi or less than an hour by Metro from the Hotel Opera Lafayette.
France's 81,338 seater national stadium is located in the north of Paris. Built originally for the 1998 FIFA World Cup was more than two years under construction. However, the results are nothing short of superb. The stands are divided into three galleries, there's a 9,000 square metre playing area, two restaurants, a museum which details exactly what went into the construction, and an elliptical roof which is regarded as a technological marvel.
French soccer league cup finals are held here as well as rugby internationals. Indeed, this is the only stadium in the world to have hosted both the rugby and soccer world cup finals. Additionally, the stands can be moved to uncover the athletics track for summer sporting events. The stadium is also a major concert venue, having presented shows by the Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2, Paul McCartney and many more massive performers.
Upcoming this year are France's Top 14 rugby union tournament, the football league cup, plus international soccer and rugby matches featuring the Netherlands and Ireland playing France. Scheduled for later in the year are concerts by Justin Timberlake and One Direction. Also offered is a behind the scenes tour where you can see the stadium from the viewpoint of players and performers.
The welcoming atmosphere you will experience at the Hotel Opera Lafayette will be perfect for putting you in the mood for a sporting or concert event, and we will be delighted to assist with your arrangements.
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Hotel Opéra Lafayette, a 3* hotel in Paris between Gare du Nord and Opera area