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Ligue 1 Stadiums: As seen from above

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Ligue 1 is ranked fifth in Europe behind Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A but they have managed to attract a lot of star power recently, mainly just Paris Saint-Germain though.

Currently only 26 football stadiums have a capacity of 20,000 or more in France. Not that it is a standard but six out of the twenty Ligue 1 clubs have stadiums under that capacity. Still the average attendance of the league is 18,930 – which is still more than any of these six clubs can host.

Stade de France has the highest capacity of over 81,000 but no club plays regular football there – it is home to the French national team. Lille has the biggest capacity out of the Ligue 1 stadiums with over 50,000 at the Grand Stade Lille Metropole while AC Ajaccio has the smallest with just under 11,000 at the Stade Francois Coty.

Below is the gallery of overhead shots of all the twenty Ligue 1 stadiums (courtesy of Google Maps and Bing Maps).

For similar photos of stadiums in other leagues, see: Premier League Stadiums, La Liga Stadiums, Bundesliga Stadiums, Serie A Stadiums, MLS Stadiums, Eredivisie Stadiums.

Grande Stade Lille Metropole: Home of Lille OSC; opened in 2012; capacity of 50,000+Parc des Princes: Home of Paris Saint-Germain; opened in 1897; capacity of 48,000+Parc des Sports: Home of Evian TGFC; opened in 1964; capacity of 15,000+Stade Armand Cesari: Home of SC Bastia; opened in 1932; capacity of 16,000Stade Auguste Bonal: Home of FC Sochaux; opened in 2000; capacity of 20,000+Stade Auguste-Delaunne II: Home of Stade Reims; opened in 1935; capacity of 21,000+Stade Chaban-Delmas: Home of FCG Bordeaux; opened in 1938; capacity of 34,000+Stade de Gerland: Home of Olympidque Lyon; opened in 1926; capacity of 41,000+Stade de la Mosson: Home of Montpellier HSC; opened in 1972; capacity of ~33,000Stade de la Route de Lorient: Home of Stade Rennes; opened in 1912; capacity of 31,000+Stade de l'Aube: Home of Troyes AC; opened in 1956; capacity of 20,000+Stade du Hainaut: Home of Valenciennes FC; opened in 2011; capacity of ~25,000Stade du Moustoir: Home of FC Lorient; opened in 1959; capacity of 18,000+Stade du Ray: Home of OGC Nice; opened in 1897; capacity of 18,000+Stade Fracis-Le Ble: Home of Stade Brest; opened in 1922; capacity of 15,000+Stade Francois Coty: Home of AC Ajaccio; opened in 1969; capacity of 10,000+Stade Geoffroy-Guichard: Home of AS Saint-Etienne; opened in 1931; capacity of 35,000+ (reduced to ~27,000 for Euro 2016 renovations)Stade Marcel Picot: Home of AS Nancy; opened in 1926; capacity of 20,000+Stade Velodrome: Home of Olympique Marseille; opened in 1937; capacity of 60,000+ (reduced to 42,000 for Euro 2016 renovations)Stadium Municipal: Home of Toulouse FC; opened in 1937; capacity of 35,000+

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