Stadium Lille Métropole
Stadium Lille-Métropole is a multi-purpose stadium in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France. The stadium was built in 1976 and is able to hold 18,154 spectators. The architect of the stadium was Roger Taillibert.
|Former names||Stadium Nord de Villeneuve d'Ascq (1975–2006)|
|Opened||25 June 1976|
|ES Wasquehal (1997–2005)|
Lille OSC (2004–2012)
It was used as the temporary home stadium of Lille OSC before the completion of the nearby Stade Pierre-Mauroy. It was also the home stadium of ES Wasquehal, when the club played in Ligue 2 and National, between 1995 and 2005.
The stadium has hosted several rugby matches, including France versus Argentina in 1988 and the Wallabies in 1989, All Blacks versus Canada in the 1991 Rugby World Cup quarter-finals, French Barbarians versus Springboks in 1992, and Stade Français versus Scarlets in the 1998–99 Heineken Cup.
- Lille OSC's website, which includes pictures of the stadium (in French)
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