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Veolia Trophy to take place in Groupama Stadium on July 16 & 18

Published on 14 July 2020 at 6:32 PM
Le Groupama Stadium accueille le Trophée Veolia les 16 & 18 juillet
As part of the resumption of professional football in France, Groupama Stadium is delighted to host the Veolia Trophy on July 16 and 18.

This tournament organized over two days in the Décines stadium, propriety of Olympique Lyonnais, will bring together four teams: two French Ligue 1 clubs, OL and OGC Nice and two Scottish teams, Celtic FC and Rangers FC.


The Veolia Trophy will take place on the model of a mini championship in which each of the French teams will receive the two Scottish teams according to the following program:


  • Thursday July 16th at 6:15 pm OGC Nice / Celtic FC
  • Thursday July 16th at 8:45 pm OL / Rangers FC
  • Saturday July 18th at 6:15 pm OGC Nice / Rangers FC
  • Saturday July 18th at 8:45 pm OL / Celtic FC


The tournament will be broadcast live on OLTV / OLPLAY. OL / Celtic FC, scheduled on Saturday July 18th at 8.45 pm, will also be broadcast on Canal +.



Environment Partner of Olympique Lyonnais, Veolia is joining in the return of professional football on the field with its public, offering the Veolia Trophy to the winner of the tournament.

For the first time since the official reopening of sports arenas to the public, Groupama Stadium will meet again with some spectators, with a reception capacity set at 5,000 people per day.

Particularly involved in supporting the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic, through its Foundation, Olympique Lyonnais wished to thank, together with the local authorities of Préfecture du Rhône, all personnel involved on the front line during the health crisis (nursing staff, associations and communities, etc.) by inviting them on the first day of the tournament.
The second day will be dedicated to Olympique Lyonnais fans and members, who will also be able to benefit from invitations by prior registration.

Tickets will be valid for the 2 scheduled games on the same day.

In order to prepare for the return of the public in optimal conditions, the staff at Groupama Stadium have worked actively to set up sanitary facilities in line with government measures and shared with sports authorities.
Distancing measures will thus be applied in the circulation areas with the establishment of traffic directions and the differentiation of access points according to the flow of spectators. Wearing a mask will be compulsory in circulation areas and hygiene devices will be reinforced by fixed and mobile hydroalcoholic solution dispensers.
In the stands, spectator groups must be spaced by seats left empty. The delivery to seat service will be activated in order to limit waiting lines in catering areas and encourage contactless transactions.

The “OL Protège” system, set up in conjunction with the local authorities since June 5th on Groupama Stadium north entrance, will be activated. This unique medical mobile unit is dedicated to spectators who want a free and secure access to a Covid-19 diagnostic.