For the sponsorship of related parties, the football stadim is known as Stade de Lyon or Grand Stade de Lyon, which could accommodate 59,186 seats at most. As the home of French Olympique Lyonnais, the stadium took place previous old stadium Stade de Gerland from January, 2016. The plan to build a new stadium with 60,000 capacity has been proposed in September 2008. The plan would like to build a stadium coveing 50 hectares of land in Décines-Charpieu, a suburb of Lyon.
In the beginning, the football stadium intends to be equipped with the cutting-edge technology, facilities, hotels and leisure center. The project was approved by French government, which provided about €180 million of public money. The rest funds €60–80 or so million came from the Urban Community of Lyon. Attribute to complicate and intricate relations in profits, the project was postponed indefinitely until the summer of 2013. In January 2016, the football stadium was put into service for a tournament for the first time. At the stadium, Alexandre Lacazette netted a goal for his team firstly.
Aiming at bid for UEFA Euro 2016, the stadium was used as a planned arena from twelve stadiums. Six games have been held at the stadium, including a 2-1 home win over Ireland national football team in the last 16, and the major 2-1 won over Wales national football team in the semi-finals. Due to damage the facilities of the stadium on purpose, many football fans are fined and banned to travel.