Stadium de Toulouse
Stadium de Toulouse is the largest multi-purpose stadium in Toulouse, France. It is currently used mostly for football matches, mainly those of the Toulouse Football Club and the big games of rugby for Stade Toulousain in the European Rugby Champions Cup or Top 14. It also hosts the test matches of France's national rugby union team. It is located on the island of Ramier near the centre of Toulouse. It is a pure football and rugby ground, and therefore has no athletics track surrounding the field. The stadium is able to hold 33,150 people.
|Location||1, Allée Gabriel Biènés, Toulouse, France|
|Owner||Mairie de Toulouse|
|Capacity||33,150 (after most recent renovation works)|
|Surface||AirFibr (hybrid grass)|
|Renovated||1949, 1998 and 2016|
France national football team (some matches)
The stadium was built in 1937 for the 1938 FIFA World Cup (but again under construction, the World Cup matches were playing in the Stade du T.O.E.C., 4 kilometers further North) and has undergone two extensive renovations, in 1949 and 1997.
It was also used as a host venue during the 2007 Rugby World Cup for games such as Japan-Fiji, won by the latter 35–31. On 13 November 2009 the stadium hosted international rugby again when France hosted South Africa. At the time, South Africa were leading the series by 20 wins to 10 (6 drawn).
The stadium is served by two bus stops (West and East), where Tisséo buses 12 (Cours Dillon-Basso Cambo), 34 (Arènes-Université Paul Sabatier) and 52 (Empalot-Roques/Roquettes) stop. Shuttle buses operate on match days from Esquirol metro (Line A), and the stadium is also a short walk (~10 mins) from metro stations Empalot and Saint Michel-Marcel Langer (Line B). It is also near the Croix de Pierre stop of the newly extended Toulouse tramway.
1938 FIFA World CupEdit
1998 FIFA World CupEdit
The stadium was one of the venues of the 1998 FIFA World Cup, and held the following matches:
|Date||Team #1||Res.||Team #2||Pool||Attendance|
|11 June 1998||Cameroon||1–1||Austria||Group B||33,500|
|14 June 1998||Argentina||1–0||Japan||Group H||33,500|
|18 June 1998||South Africa||1–1||Denmark||Group C||33,500|
|22 June 1998||Romania||2–1||England||Group G||33,500|
|24 June 1998||Nigeria||1–3||Paraguay||Group D||33,500|
|29 June 1998||Netherlands||2–1||Yugoslavia||Round of 16||33,500|
2007 Rugby World CupEdit
|Date||Pool||Home team||Away team||Attendance|
|12 September 2007||Pool B||Japan||31||Fiji||35||34,500|
|16 September 2007||Pool D||France||87||Namibia||10||35,339|
|25 September 2007||Pool C||Romania||14||Portugal||10||35,526|
|29 September 2007||Pool C||New Zealand||85||Romania||8||35,608|
UEFA Euro 2016Edit
The stadium was one of the venues of UEFA Euro 2016, and hosted the following matches:
|Date||Time (CET)||Team #1||Result||Team #2||Round||Attendance|
|13 June 2016||15:00||Spain||1–0||Czech Republic||Group D||29,400|
|17 June 2016||15:00||Italy||1–0||Sweden||Group E||29,600|
|20 June 2016||21:00||Russia||0–3||Wales||Group B||28,840|
|26 June 2016||21:00||Hungary||0–4||Belgium||Round of 16||28,921|
Rugby League Test matchesEdit
|1||18 October 1953||Other Nationalities def. France 15–10||12,190||1953–54 European Rugby League Championship|
|2||7 November 1954||France drew with Great Britain 13–13||37,471||1954 Rugby League World Cup|
|3||8 January 1956||France def. Great Britain 24–7||10,184||1956 France vs New Zealand series|
|4||3 November 1957||Great Britain def. France 25–14||15,762|
|5||6 March 1960||France def. Great Britain 20–18||15,762|
|6||2 February 1969||France def. Great Britain 14–9||15,536|
|7||28 November 1971||France drew with New Zealand 3–3||5,000||1971 France vs New Zealand series|
|8||2 February 1972||Great Britain def. France 10–9||11,508|
|9||5 November 1972||Australia def. France 31–9||10,332||1972 Rugby League World Cup|
|10||2 March 1975||France def. Wales 14–7||7,563||1975 Rugby League World Cup|
|11||7 December 1980||New Zealand def. France 11–3||3,000||1980 France vs New Zealand series|
|12||5 November 2000||France def. South Africa 56–6||7,969||2000 Rugby League World Cup Group 3|
|13||6 November 2000||Papua New Guinea def. Tonga 30–22||3,666|
|14||18 November 2005||New Zealand def. France 38–22||12,500||2005 France vs New Zealand|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Stadium (Toulouse).|
- "Restructuration du Stadium de Toulouse pour l'Euro 2016". projets-architecte-urbanisme.fr. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
- "Football stadiums of the world – Stadium List Europe - Football stadiums of the world". www.fussballtempel.net. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
- "France 1998 World Cup matches, by Stadium. Toulouse: Stadium Municipal". 1800-WorldCup.com. TravelNotes.org. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
- http://www.ticketbooth.org.uk/rugby-tickets/games/France-South-Africa-rugby-tickets.php France v South Africa 2009
- "Michael Jackson Returns Twice to Toulouse". La Dépêche du Midi. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
Michael Jackson only came once to Toulouse , on September 16, 1992. It was at the Stadium in front of 40,000 spectators.
- Tisséo Toulouse transport network
- Ferguson, Shawn Dollin and Andrew. "Stade Municipal - Results - Rugby League Project". www.rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
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