Le RC Lens - English
The stadium that sets the region's heart racing
The stadium is just a short distance away from the Louvre-Lens, and has seen many historic defeats and victories, but above all it is known as home to a joyous band of supporters who rally to the club colours of red and gold.
The club is affectionately known by its colours (Sang et Or), which refer to those of the Spanish flag. The story has it that in 1923 the club chairman and his players passed in front of the Church of Saint Léger, the final trace of the Spanish occupation in 1648, which stood in ruins at the time. So out went black, and in came red and yellow.
Magnificent refurbishment of the stadium
Ahead of the Euro 2016 tournament, to be held in France, the Stade Bollaert is undergoing a magnificent refurbishment. Four tournament matches will be played there, and the club has undertaken a major refurbishment programme to be sure the stadium rises to the occasion when rolling out the red carpet for the international teams.
In the meanwhile RC Lens is playing at the far smaller Stade de la Licorne in Amiens, but that hasn't stopped the supporters from flocking to every match in large numbers.
If you have never gone to the Licorne, then why not visit one of the bars in town when there is a match on in the evening. You can be sure of a good-natured and lively atmosphere everywhere you go.
Stade de la Licorne
25 Rue du Chapitre, 80000 Amiens
Calendrier du championnat
If you want to check out the team’s strip, you can call in at the Emotion Foot store.
17 boulevard Basly in Lens. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 AM to 7 PM.