Only for Soccer Fans
If you are a die hard soccer fan, this souvenir from France is sure to appeal to you. It depicts one of France's most well known football stadiums: the state Velodrome. The stadium is one of French oldest, the first game after it was inaugurated in 1937 was played by Marseille and Torino. One of the games of World Cup 1998 was also played here.
At the moment, the stadium is undergoing renovation which is expected to be completed by the UEFA Eurocup in 2016. At this time, the stadium will be able to seat 67,000 spectators. It is a huge project costing more than 250 millions Euros. Not only its capacity will be augmented, but also a a roof will be built, which is one of the requirements France needs to comply with to host the UEFA cup.
And Rugby Fans Too
Rugby players will he happy to know that some games are played in this stadium. For the record, this stadium witnessed the French rugby team earn a succession of victories until it lost to the Argentinians in 2004. Also, Toulon has played in this stadium which was also the site for the semi finals in the 2010-2011 season.
Rugby fans, and Football fans too, will be deligthed to know that the Velodrome is easily accessed by metro, by train and by bus. Once the renovations are completed, fans will find it easier to get to the stadium by car. The parking space will be expanded and, if you really want to be just where the action takes place, a housing project will be realized. And, yes, you might live right there, no buses, no trains, no highways, all sports. If you take this travel souvenir back home,you need to love sports.