Inaugurated in 1935, Felix Bollaert Stadium is made up of four large and distinct stands.
Until the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Bollaert was France's largest stadium in terms of capacity.
Ironically, in 1998, Lens was the smallest city in the history of the World Cup ever to host FIFA World Cup matches.
Bollaert is renowned for the fans of RC Lens, a Premier League club. Called "Blood and Gold", they are reputed as the most responsive crowd in France.
Lens has a population of 35 000. With its capacity of 42 000, the stadium would have no trouble whatsoever taking in the entire city!
Hosting football matches as part of the Olympic Games is a new experience for the stadium and it will, without a doubt, step up to the challenge.