Stade Sébastien Charléty

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Stade Sébastien Charléty
Stade Charléty
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Coordinates 48°49′7″N 2°20′48″E / 48.81861°N 2.34667°E / 48.81861; 2.34667Coordinates: 48°49′7″N 2°20′48″E / 48.81861°N 2.34667°E / 48.81861; 2.34667
Built 1939
Opened 1939
Renovated 1994
Surface grass
Architect Bernard Zehrfuss
Capacity 20,000[1]
Tenants
Paris Saint-Germain Féminines
Paris Saint-Germain Rugby League (1996–97)
Paris FC (2007–2013)
Stade Français (2010–2013)

Stade Sebastien Charléty, known simply as Stade Charléty or just Charléty, is a multi-use stadium in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, France. Officially, the current capacity of the stadium is 20,000 people. The stadium opened in 1938 and was designed by French architect Bernard Zehrfuss. It has hosted many matches during various Rugby League World Cups and is the current home of Paris Saint-Germain Féminines who compete in the Division 1 Féminine and in the UEFA Women's Champions League. The stadium was serving as the temporary home for the Stade Français rugby union club, starting in 2010–11 and running through 2012–13, while that club was building a completely new stadium at the site of its traditional home, Stade Jean-Bouin. It also hosted Stade's home match in the Paris derby with Racing Métro in the 2009–10 season. Paris FC who compete in the Championnat National (the third tier of French football), used the stadium from 2007 to 2013.

There is a indoor sporting arena called Salle Pierre Charpy that is located under the stadium. The capacity of the arena is 1,850 people. It is currently the home arena of the French Pro A League professional volleyball team Paris Volley.

In May 1968, Charléty made the news for a nonsporting event: on 27 May, the meeting of the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France, one of the most important of the protests of that month, took place, attracting between 30,000 and 50,000 people. The crowd, led by Pierre Mendès-France and Michel Rocard, shouted "Ce n'est qu'un début, continuons le combat!" ("This is only the beginning; let's keep up the fight!")

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