Stade Aimé Giral

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Stade Aimé Giral
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Stade Aimé Giral of Perpignan
Location Perpignan, France
Coordinates Coordinates: 42°42′55″N 2°53′29″E / 42.71528°N 2.89139°E / 42.71528; 2.89139
Capacity 16,593
Field size 100 x 66 m
Surface grass
Construction
Opened 1940
Renovated 1998, 2008
Tenants
USA Perpignan
Catalans Dragons (2006-2007)

Stade Aimé Giral is a multi-purpose stadium in Perpignan, France. It is currently used mostly for rugby union matches and is the home stadium of USA Perpignan. The stadium also hosted the majority of Catalans Dragons home matches in the rugby league club's first two seasons in Super League in 2006 and 2007; however, the Dragons have since renovated their own ground, Stade Gilbert Brutus, and now play all their home matches there. The stadium has been expanded from a capacity of 13,500 to 14,593 in a project that ended in 2008. The stadium has the name of early club captain Aimé Giral, who died during the First World War. Seven USA Perpignan players died during this war.

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