Rendering for Grand Stade FFR, Paris, and its retractable field.

The French Rugby Federation is stepping out of the shadow of Stade de France and is preparing its own homage to the game, with a new 80,000-person stadium to be designed by Populous and Ateliers 2/3/4/.

The FFR selected Kansas City, Mo.-based Populous’ design out of submissions from three architects in large part because of its outside appearance, amenities for fans and retractable roof.

The new stadium, which go...

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