If fans want to savour the unique atmosphere of one of Europe’s great sporting weekends, then they should look no further than the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals which will be staged in Lyon in May.
The two showpiece matches are set for the brand new 59,000-capacity Grand Stade de Lyon with the Challenge Cup final taking place on the evening of Friday, May 13 (9pm) and the Champions Cup decider scheduled for the following day, Saturday, May 14 (5.45pm).
Demand is already high for both finals with tickets selling fast, so supporters who are keen to experience a weekend festival of top-quality rugby in one of France’s finest cities are encouraged to book their places now.
Purchase tickets via epcrugby.com.
2016 will mark the fourth occasion that France has hosted European club rugby’s most prestigious final and the first time that both finals are staged at the same venue.
The two matches will be the first major rugby occasions at the state-of-the-art Grand Stade de Lyon which is situated in the Parc Olympique Lyonnais and which was officially opened earlier this month. The stadium will also be one of the venues for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals hosting six games, including a semi-final.
Bath Rugby were the first winners on French soil when they defeated Brive in the 1998 final in Bordeaux, then it was the turn of Leicester Tigers who were victors against Stade Francais Paris at the Parc des Princes in 2001, before Toulouse won the title at the Stade de France in 2010.
Ticket Prices –
2016 Challenge Cup final
Grand Stade de Lyon – Friday, May 13 (9pm)
2016 Champions Cup final
Grand Stade de Lyon – Saturday, May 14 (5.45pm)