Lille Métropole - Pierre Mauroy Stadium
“Welcoming 25,000 spectators for a match in the Handball World Championship will be a challenge to match the scale of the event, I’m sure Lille Métropole will rise to the challenge.” (FFHandball President Joel Delplanque)
Address : 261 Boulevard de Tournai 59650 Villeneuve d’Ascq
Gates open: 90 min before throw-off
THE RECORD IN THE AIR…
Originally a football stadium, Stade Pierre-Mauroy was built with the option of being converted into an indoor arena in order to accommodate indoor sports. It was a daring idea, yet also a very successful one, as it has allowed the stadium to host the 2014 Davis Cup final as well as the 2015 European Basketball Championship. The Stade Pierre-Mauroy is without a doubt the ideal venue to push handball to the limits and the indoor attendance record for an IHF World Championship could fall into the hands of this northern city.
Beyond the arena, the strength of the City of Lille and its 85 municipalities lies in their diversity. Green, welcoming, and attractive, Lille is intense with a warm atmosphere that gives its visitors a rich cultural experience. The city is already known worldwide and appreciated. This phenomenon will escalate after the 2017 World Championship.