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Stade Albert Domec is a multi-use municipal stadium in Carcassonne, France. It has a capacity of 10,000 spectators.[1] It is the home ground of Pro D2 rugby union club Union Sportive Carcassonnaise and Elite One Championship rugby league club Association Sportive de Carcassonne XIII. It is also used by the association football club Football Agglomération Carcassonne for their big matches. Built in 1899, it is one of the oldest stadiums in France, and was renovated in 2002, and again in 2012 when US Carcassonne entered the Pro D2. The stadium is named after the French rugby union player Albert Domec, who died 20 September 1948, and who represented France in 1939. The stadium is also equipped for athletics and has an eight lane 400m track.

Stade Albert Domec
Stade Albert Domec Entrée.jpg
The entrance to Stade Albert Domec
Full nameStade Albert Domec
Former namesStade de la Pépinière (1899-1948)
LocationCarcassonne, France
Coordinates43°13′4″N 2°21′52″E / 43.21778°N 2.36444°E / 43.21778; 2.36444Coordinates: 43°13′4″N 2°21′52″E / 43.21778°N 2.36444°E / 43.21778; 2.36444
Capacity10,000
Record attendance23,500
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1899
Opened1899
Renovated2002, 2012
Tenants
AS Carcassonne
US Carcassonne

The stadium has been used in Rugby League World Cups. The ground has hosted many French rugby league championship and cup finals as well as French rugby league internationals, the first being in 1967 when Great Britain national rugby league team won 16-13 in front of 10,650 spectators

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HistoryEdit

Formerly called 'le stade de la Pepiniere' the ground was built and opened in 1899 and sits within the medieval castle walls of the city. In 1919 the rugby club paid 95,000 francs for the site then sold it to the local council a year later. The council built the two main stands that run along the length of the pitch each able to hold 3,000 spectators, floodlights and a cycle track were also installed. The stadium has been renovated twice since in 2002 and in 2012.[2] The ground is named after the former US Carcassonne and French rugby union international player Albert Domec who played as a centre during the 1920s and 1930s. The stadium has a bronze statue of AS Carcassonne's most famous player, former captain of the French national rugby league team, Puig Aubert at its entrance. The record attendance at the ground is 23,500 for the French rugby league championship final in 1949 between AS Carcassonne and Marseille XIII.


International Rugby League MatchesEdit

Date Teams Score Attendance Competition
22 January 1967   France v   Great Britain 13-16 10,650 Test Match
24 December 1967   France v   Australia 10-3 4,193 1967-68 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France
21 November 1971   France v   New Zealand 2-24 7,200 1971 New Zealand rugby league tour of Great Britain and France
20 March 1977   France v   England 28-15 12,000 1977 European Rugby League Championship
26 November 1978   France v   Australia 13-10 7,000 1978-79 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France
28 October 1979   France v   Papua New Guinea 15-2 3,500 Test Match
20 February 1983   France v   Great Britain 5-20 3,826 Test Match
13 December 1986   France v   Australia 0-52 5,000 1985-1988 Rugby League World Cup
8 February 1987   France v   Great Britain 10-20 2,000 Test Match
15 November 1987   France v   Papua New Guinea 21-4 5,000 1985-1988 Rugby League World Cup
19 November 1989   France v   New Zealand 14-16 3,500 1989 New Zealand rugby league tour of Great Britain and France
3 December 1989   France v   New Zealand 0-34 4,208 1989-1992 Rugby League World Cup
24 November 1991   France v   Papua New Guinea 28-14 1,440 1989-1992 Rugby League World Cup
7 March 1993   France v   Great Britain 6-48 5,500 Test Match
21 November 1993   France v   New Zealand 11-36 3,500 1993 New Zealand rugby league tour of Great Britain and France
20 March 1994   France v   Great Britain 4-12 7,000 Test Match
5 March 1995   France v   Wales 10-22 6,000 1995 European Rugby League Championship
5 June 1996   France v   Wales 14-34 4,300 1996 European Rugby League Championship
13 October 1999   France v   England 20-28 3,000 Friendly
1 November 2000   France v   Tonga 28-8 10,288 2000 Rugby League World Cup
25 October 2003   France v   Australia 10-34 7,813 2003 Kangaroo tour of France
11 November 2004   France v   New Zealand 20-24 8,000 Friendly
5 November 2005   France v   Wales 38-16 3,000 2005 European Nations Cup

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Representative Rugby League MatchesEdit

Date Teams Score Attendance Competition
2 January 1949 AS Carcassonne v   Australia 8-13 7,990 1948-49 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France
4 January 1953 AS Carcassonne v   Australia 5-18 4,881 1952-53 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France
26 December 1956 AS Carcassonne v   Australia 12-26 3,493 1956-57 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France
31 December 1959 Carcassonne/Lezignan XIII v   Australia 32-9 6,364 1959-60 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France
1 November 1962   France v Eastern Division 16-23 4,920 Tour Match
29 December 1963 Languedoc v   Australia 12-16 6,143 1963-64 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France
5 December 1990 Languedoc-Rousillon v   Australia 9-38 600 1990 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France
May 2015 France u18 v England u18 30-28 Friendly

French Rugby League Championship Finals (Elite 1)Edit

Season Winners Score Runner-Up Attendance
1948-49 Marseille XIII 12-5 AS Carcassonne 23,500
2008-09 Lezignan Sangliers 40-32 Limoux Grizzlies 11,263

Lord Derby Cup FinalsEdit

Season Winners Score Runner-Up Attendance
1949-50 XIII Catalan 12-5 Lyon Villeurbanne 13,500
1956-57 Marseille XIII 11-0 XIII Catalan 16,633
1958-59 XIII Catalan 7-0 SO Avignon 11,000
1965-66 FC Lezignan 22-7 US Villeneuve 10,067
1972-73 RC Saint-Gaudens 22-8 AS Carcassonne 10,300
1990-91 RC Saint-Gaudens 30-4 Pia XIII 6,000
1993-94 AS Saint Esteve 14-12 XIII Catalan
1996-97 XIII Catalan 25-24 Limoux Grizzlies 8,000
1997-98 AS Saint Esteve 38-0 SO Avignon 7,000
2001-02 Villeneuve Leopards 27-18 Pia XIII 8,500
2002-03 Villeneuve Leopards 16-14 Pia XIII 7,000
2003-04 Union Treiziste Catalane 36-24 AS Carcassonne 10,500
2004-05 Union Treiziste Catalane 31-12 Limoux Grizzlies 11,000
2005-06 Pia XIII 36-20 Lezignan Sangliers 9,344
2006-07 Pia XIII 30-14 AS Carcassonne 5,500
2007-08 Limoux Grizzlies 17-14 RC Albi 9,000
2010-11 Lezignan Sangliers 27-18 Pia XIII 5,350
2012-13 SO Avignon 38-37 Limoux Grizzlies 5,000
2013-14 Toulouse Olympique 46-10 AS Carcassonne 6,763
2014-15 Lezignan Sangliers 27-25 Saint-Esteve XIII Catalan 4,124
2015-16 Saint-Esteve XIII Catalan 33-16 Limoux Grizzlies 4,200

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stade Albert Domec Carcassonne". Stadium-attendances.com. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  2. ^ Delaney, Trevor (1995). The International Grounds of Rugby League. Trevor R Delaney. pp. 154, 155. ISBN 978-0950998244.
  3. ^ http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org

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