The Stade Vélodrome will increase its seating capacity by 2016, when France will host the UEFA Euro 2016. It will be called Nouveau Stade Vélodrome (New Stade Vélodrome) and it will continue to host games for Olympique de Marseille. Currently it holds 60,031 spectators, but after its construction it will be able to hold 80,000 (the same capacity as the Stade de France). The expected cost of the expansions is €150 million.
The expansion and modernization of equipment that are part of the French bid to organize Euro 2016. But even if France does not wins this championship, "the project will of course be pursued", says the mayor of Marseille, Jean-Claude Gaudin. The dossier submitted by Gaudin also provides for the creation of a new district.
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