An ode to the Stade de Gerland – five great matches in a stadium’s great history

“Lying in Lyon’s seventh arrondissement in south of the city is one of the jewels of French football – the Stade de Gerland. The forty-thousand seater ground, with its iconic curves at either end of the pitch, was designed in the early twentieth century by one of the city’s most celebrated sons, the world-renowned architect Tony Garnier, whose use of concrete – a material which dominates the ground’s design – in the urban domain is considered today as having been revolutionary for its era.” backpagefootball


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