Pierre Mauroy, Lille’s “different” stadium


This is a rewrite of a post first published in 2016 just after the Euro 2016 match in Pierre Mauroy stadium between Germany and Ukraine, which Germany won 2-0 with goals scored by Mustafi and Schweinsteiger.


The Stade Pierre-Mauroy is a rather new and quite unique stadium located in Villeneuve-d’Ascq (in Lille European Metropolis), France. It opened in August 2012.

It has a seating capacity of 50,186 and is the home stadium of LOSC Lille. It was initially named Grand Stade Lille Métropole, but it was renamed on 21 June 2013, just after the death of the former Mayor of Lille and former Prime Minister of France Pierre Mauroy.

But what makes this stadium different? Here is a Guardian report to tell you why:
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Now it’s time to work a little more on your English and build some language muscle… ;-)

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Blandine L
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7 years ago

Germany won the match. In other words, Ukraine lost the match. Germany scored two goals. In other words, Ukraine let in two goals. The match ended in a 2-0 victory for Germany. In other words, the match ended in a 2-0 defeat for Ukraine. Do you know how to say “2-0”? Absolutely no idea! Are you enjoying Euro 2016? (And have you ever been to Pierre Mauroy or any other stadium?) No I am not enjoying Euro 2016. I am not really keen of football, except for the champion world cup, and also if France reaches the quarter final or… Read more »

Jean-Marc L
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7 years ago

1. Ukraine lost the match
2. Ukraine let in two goals
3. …in a 2-0 defeat for Ukraine
4. “two-o
5. I’m not into foot. Two years ago, with Emmanuelle and our daughter, Florine, we have been to Pierre Mauroy. It was to see Lille-Porto. Actually Florine had to live for one year in Portugal as a student as part of the European program “Erasmus”. She wanted to go and see this football match. But the match wasn’t a good remember. Not because the game but the supporters. I don’t like to listen to insult the players or the referee.

Blandine L
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7 years ago

Oh no! 5 mistakes that I could avoid if I had read my comment again! :-(

P H
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7 years ago

Yes, it’s always a good idea to proofread your texts. :-)

Jean-Marc L
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7 years ago

To Blandine : The new name of the “Grand Stade” is “Pierre Mauroy”.

Blandine L
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7 years ago

Yes I know it. I made a mistake, I wanted to say the Stadium, the previous “grand stade” in Villeneuve d’Ascq.

P H
7 years ago

Here are the answers:

Germany won the match. In other words, Ukraine lost the match.
Germany scored two goals. In other words, Ukraine let in / conceded two goals.
The match ended in a 2-0 victory for Germany. In other words, the match ended in a 2-0 loss/defeat for Ukraine.
Do you know how to say “2-0”? Two, nil!

Nathalie V
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3 years ago

Lille’s stadium, Pierre Mauroy, is a fantastic technical achievement with a unique roof, in France, which can be opened or closed. I think this stadium is interesting for sports events but it’s too big for concerts. I prefer little rooms with a friendly atmosphere. I like music in cafés too.

Nathalie V
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3 years ago

But if you come to an event at Pierre Mauroy stadium, you can appreciate saying “Bonjour mes gins” (Hello in Picard), with the local speciality “Moules frites”(Mussels and chips/fries) and a good beer, for example at the bar “La Mousse Touch”, in Lille, Boulevard J.B. Lebas.

Does anyone remember Joe Cole coming to Lille in 2011?

Nathalie V
Reply to  Nathalie V
3 years ago

I think the correct sentence is … J.B. Lebas Boulevard.

Last edited 3 years ago by Nathalie V
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