Stade Marcel-Picot

  • AS Nancy

The Stade Marcel -Picot is situated in Tomblaine, a suburb of Nancy. It is located in a recreational area, a park right next to the Meurthe.


The football stadium was opened on August 8, 1926 with an athletics festival and was called to 1963 Parc des Sports du Pont d' Essey. The FC Nancy played until its dissolution in 1965 in the venue. Its current name is due to Marcel Picot, the former president of FC Nancy. In 1963, floodlights were erected.

In 1973 they built a new grandstand, so then 25,000 spectators found space. The attendance record dates from September 16, 1976 from the game AS Nancy - AS Saint- Étienne, which took place in front of 30 384 spectators. In 1978, the athletics track was removed in order to build new bleachers can.

On May 23, 1988, the Stade Marcel -Picot venue for the farewell game of Michel Platini, who started his professional career at AS Nancy. The French national football team Platini played against a selected team with Diego Maradona.

A complete renovation of the arena was conducted from 18 October 1999 to the year 2003. Since the rise of the club to the first division viewers utilization is over 90 percent.


The stadium is to be transformed from the end of May 2010 in a modern arena with a folding soft top. The work should be completed by the start of the 2012/13 season. With the new stadium is also a candidate for the European Football Championship 2016., It would have been well built, if France had the Euro 2016 did not get.

The new building is to offer then 35,000 spectators. Before start of the season 2010/11, an artificial turf was laid, which together with Nancy Lorient Stade du Moustoir heralds a first in the French League football. The roof should be possible to close within 20 minutes. The total cost amounts to € 70 million.