The Velodrome Stadium was built in the late 1930s, for the Football World Cup in 1938, in France.
In its early years, the Velodrome was the venue for a variety of competitions: cycling, athletics, boxing and more.
“Vel” emphatically expresses the passion of Marseille’s people for their football and their club, the Olympique de Marseille.
The Velodrome Stadium, with its total capacity of 60 000, is the second-largest football stadium in France, after Stade de France®.
The Velodrome Stadium, located at the heart of Marseille’s city centre, is just a few feet from the sea… Another great draw for the crowds.