Concrete, cement &amp aggregates are key players of new generation stadiums for the Euro 2016

Concrete, cement &amp aggregates are key players of new generation stadiums for the Euro 2016

Jerseys? Check. Flags? Check. Delivering high-performance materials solutions to stadiums across France? Check! LafargeHolcim is officially ready for today’s kickoff of the Euro 2016 international football competition. We rolled out our stadium construction expertise for seven of the ten stadiums, including four of the most cutting-edge venues. Between the match and the architecture, spectators won’t know where to keep their eyes glued!

 

Goooaaaall: LafargeHolcim’s building materials score big at Euro 2016

When it comes to innovative stadium design, you won’t find LafargeHolcim expertise on the sidelines. We supplied our building materials solutions - concrete, cement, aggregates and sand - to seven stadiums in France that will play host to 36 Euro 2016 matches.

Among these seven stadiums, we contributed to four ultra-modern venues that truly stand out in the starting lineup:

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Euro 2016 stadiums feature our materials solutions

  • Marseille Vélodrome
  • Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon
  • Allianz Riviera in Nice
  • Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint-Étienne

These facilities were either built for the international competition or upgraded to meet the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)’s highest standards of stadium infrastructure thanks to LafargeHolcim’s wide range of materials solutions.

More than temples of athletic excellence and architectural prowess, these state-of-the-art arenas offer amenities such as such as WiFi and 4G coverage that keep 21st century sports fanatics better connected to all the action.

 

So we’ll see you on the pitch and on social media! Share your favorite stadium photos using #LafargeHolcimStadiums via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

May the best team win!

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