Stade Amédée-Domenech

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Stade Amédée-Domenech
Stade Amédée Domenech.JPG
Interior of the Stade Amédée-Domenech
Former names Stadium Parc Municipal Des Sports
Coordinates 45°9′42″N 1°32′55″E / 45.16167°N 1.54861°E / 45.16167; 1.54861Coordinates: 45°9′42″N 1°32′55″E / 45.16167°N 1.54861°E / 45.16167; 1.54861
Owner City of Brive
Capacity 16,000
Surface grass
Construction
Opened September 25, 1921 (1921-09-25)
Renovated 1971, 1989
Expanded 2011
Tenants
CA Brive

The Stade Amédée-Domenech is a multi-purpose stadium in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France. It is currently used mostly for rugby union matches and is the home stadium of CA Brive. The stadium is able to hold 16,000 people.[1] Its official name was the Stadium until 2004, but it was called Stade Amedee-Domenech after the French international rugby player Amédée Domenech died in 2003.

The Stade Amédée-Domenech is the theatre of the matches of the Brive rugby team since 1921. There were some interruptions. From 1938 to 1941, the Brive rugby XIII team has played to the Stadium, and at the beginning of the Second World War, the field was invaded by army's machines. And till 1957 to 1960, there were refection works in the Stadium, which was damaged. There were important rugby matches in the Stadium. In October 1991, a Rugby World Cup match between Romania and Fiji, and two years later, the France national team played there against Romania. There were also football matches in the Stade Amedee-Domenech. The local football team, ESA Brive, has played important matches of the French Cup, especially in 2004, against the AJ Auxerre and Paris Saint-Germain.

It is the most important stadium of the Limousin. Nowadays, there are 9288 seating places in Amédée-Domenech, equipment for TV and journalists. There are also 6200 places near the field. In 2011, a new tribune will be built in the south, with 1014 places of capacity.[dated info]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stadiums in France Limousin". Worldstadiums.com. Retrieved 14 October 2011.