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Stade Marcel-Deflandre is a sports stadium in La Rochelle, France. It was built by Emile Sourcile. It is the home ground of rugby union team Stade Rochelais of the Top 14 who have played there since it was opened in 1926. It has undergone significant redevelopment since 1995 and the present capacity is 16,000 (2,500 added during summer 2014). The stadium is named after Marcel Deflandre, a president of the club who was executed in 1944 during the Second World War.

Stade Marcel-Deflandre
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LocationLa Rochelle, France
Coordinates46°09′29″N 1°10′41″W / 46.15806°N 1.17806°W / 46.15806; -1.17806Coordinates: 46°09′29″N 1°10′41″W / 46.15806°N 1.17806°W / 46.15806; -1.17806
Capacity16,000
Surfacegrass
Construction
OpenedSeptember 26, 1926 (1926-09-26)
Renovated2010
ExpandedMay 2, 1995 (1995-05-02)
Tenants
Stade Rochelais

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