Stade de France has three galleries and is marked as the biggest modular stadium in the world.
Stade De France, located north of Paris in the commune of Saint-Denis is France’s national stadium. The stadium was built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. It was the first time in over 70 years that a stadium in France has been built for a particular event. It was named as proposed by the French Football legend Michel Platini. The construction work commenced on 2nd May 1995 and took three years to complete, finally opening its gate on 28th January in 1998. At present, it is the sixth largest stadium in Europe with a capacious space for 81,338 spectators and has been serving as the home ground for the national football and rugby union team of France.
The first game was played on January 28,1998 between France and Spain. The football game was attended by the then French President Jacques Chirac.
Zinedine Zidane scored the first ever goal in the stadium in front of 78,368 spectators.
France won the 1998 FIFA World Cup final that held here by defeating Brazil with score 3-0 on July 12, 1998.
The stadium also hosted the 1997 and 2007 Rugby World Cup.
Few matches of the UEFA Euro 2016 including the final, where Portugal defeated France (with a score line 1-0) were held at this stadium.
The stadium has played host to Race of Champions auto race in 2004, 2005, and 2006.
The 2003 World Championships in Athletics was also held at the Stade De France.
Stade De France is also popular for hosting various music concerts of top artists including Rihanna, Coldplay, Celine Dion, Eminem, and Beyoncé.
The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABC) recognized the stadium’s unique structure with an award in 2002.
The Stade De France boasts of having a movable stand that can be retracted to uncover the Athletics track.
The two big screens added in September 2006 are the largest screens located in a stadium in Europe comprising 4,423,680 LED each.