- Address: 261 boulevard de Tournai, Villeneuve-d’Ascq
- Country: French Republic
- Capacity: 50,000
- Opened: 17 August 2012
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: LOSC (football)
Extra stadium info – Decathlon Arena Pierre-Mauroy
The construction of the Decathlon Arena Pierre-Mauroy started in 2009 and its construction costs were €324 million. It has a retractable roof. The stadium, which is named after a French sporting goods retailer and a former mayor of Lille, opened as one of the largest sports venues by capacity in the French Republic. It hosted the 2014 Davis Cup final between the French Republic and the Swiss Confederation. The premier international team event in men’s tennis was won by the Swiss Confederation, also known as Switzerland. In 2015, the Decathlon Arena Pierre-Mauroy hosted various basketball matches with attendances above 20,000.
The 2016 UEFA European Football Championship
The stadium hosted several UEFA European Football Championship matches in 2016. On 12 June 2016, the venue hosted its first-ever game of the European football tournament. The national football team of Germany won the match against Ukraine 2-0. 43,000 spectators attended the match. The national football teams of Belgium, the French Republic, Ireland, the Italian Republic, Russia, the Slovak Republic, the Swiss Confederation and Wales also played 2016 UEFA European Football Championship games at the Decathlon Arena Pierre-Mauroy.
Lille Olympique Sporting Club
Football club LOSC, nicknamed Les Dogues, have been tenants of the sports venue since 2012. The club was founded in 1944. In 1946, Lille Olympique Sporting Club were crowned French football champions for the first time in their history. They won the French top-flight football league several times. LOSC drew an average attendance of 40,000 in 19 home matches in their first Ligue 1 season at the Decathlon Arena Pierre-Mauroy. They played their first UEFA Champions League group stage matches in 2001. LOSC finished below Deportivo de La Coruña from Spain and Manchester United from the United Kingdom. They finished above the Greek side Olympiacos.