Altrad Stadium

GGL Stadium (or previously known as Altrad Stadium and Stade Yves-du-Manoir) is a multi-use stadium in Montpellier, France. It is currently used mostly for rugby union matches and is the home stadium of Montpellier Hérault RC. The stadium is able to hold 15,697 spectators (12,734 seated). Rugby league side Catalans Dragons used the venue on 5 June 2011 with their tie against Wigan Warriors.

Altrad Stadium
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LocationMontpellier, France
Coordinates43°35′35″N 3°50′59″E / 43.59306°N 3.84972°E / 43.59306; 3.84972Coordinates: 43°35′35″N 3°50′59″E / 43.59306°N 3.84972°E / 43.59306; 3.84972
Capacity15,697[1]
Construction
Opened1928
Renovated2007
Tenants
Montpellier Hérault RC
1993 Mediterranean Games opening and closing ceremonies

In 2014, Ligue 1 Association football team Montpellier HSC temporarily used the stadium during their 2014–15 season for home games after October floods in Montpellier. Their stadium Stade de la Mosson faced numerous floods and subsequent damages meant the team were unable to use its facility. Altrad held 5 fixtures during this time, 4 Ligue 1 matches and 1 Coupe de la Ligue game which lasted from 28 October up to their last game on 13 December 2014, before the team returned to their home stadium.[2]

The stadium is named after GGL, a property company based in Montpellier.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-10-11. Retrieved 2016-09-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Ligue 1: Montpellier's stadium flooded for second time in a week". SkySports. Sky. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  3. ^ L'Altrad Stadium va devenir le GGL Stadium, published June 8th on Midi Libre

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