The Ligue 1 outfit, Olympique Lyonnais FC has extended its partnership with the French insurance company, Groupama. Following this extension, Groupama will continue to hold the naming rights of Lyon’s home stadium, Groupama Stadium, until July 31, 2025.
Both the entities commenced their partnership back in 2017 and went to extend their partnership in October 2020, which was due to end in summer 2022. However, the association will now last for five years more as both enjoyed success working together in these past years.
The extension will also see the continuity of the naming rights of Lyon’s training ground which is currently called, Groupama OL Training Center. Apart from that, the French insurance company will also continue to be visible around Lyon’s stadium, as it will use its logo to promote its offers and services.
Speaking on the occasion, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said: “The continuation of our collaboration with Groupama Rhône-Alpes Auvergne validates our business plan, but also the union of two institutions at the service of their territory. This naming, which will last a total of at least eight years, gives credibility to our action and testifies to the quality of our relations with (Groupama managing director) Francis Thomine and his teams and to the mutual trust in our corporate values and our common commitments. Today, Groupama Stadium and Groupama OL Training Center have established themselves as two reference infrastructures in France.”
The Groupama Stadium opened back in January 2016 and was one of the host venues for the UEFA Euro 2016. The stadium was also one of the listed venues for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and also staged the final game between the USA and Netherlands. While during the Covid-19 pandemic, the stadium opened its doors as a vaccination centre.