Stade Ernest-Wallon

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Stade Ernest-Wallon
Stade des Sept Deniers
Stade Toulousain - Stade Ernest Wallon.jpg
The stadium as it looked in 1920.
Former names Parc des Sports
Stade des Sept Deniers
Coordinates 43°37′19″N 1°24′56″E / 43.62194°N 1.41556°E / 43.62194; 1.41556Coordinates: 43°37′19″N 1°24′56″E / 43.62194°N 1.41556°E / 43.62194; 1.41556
Owner Stade Toulousain
Capacity 19,500
Surface grass
Construction
Broke ground 1978
Built 1978-1982
Opened 1982
Tenants
Stade Toulousain
Luzenac AP (2014-15)

Stade Ernest-Wallon (usually called "stade des Sept Deniers") is a multi-purpose stadium in Toulouse, France. It is currently the home of rugby union team Stade Toulousain. The stadium was built in the late 1980s and was recently renovated. It has a capacity of 19,500.[1] The stadium however is not always suitable for big games. For the larger fixtures, such as championships play-offs or Heineken Cup games, the fixture may be moved to Stadium Municipal, which has nearly double the capacity.

The Stade Ernest-Wallon was used to host the rugby league international fixture between France and England, in which England defeated France 56-8. The stadium once again hosted rugby league on 31 October 2009, seeing a 2009 Gillette Four Nations game between France and New Zealand, resulting in a 62-12 win for the Kiwis. It also hosted the French Super League side Catalans Dragons, as part of their initiative to expand club rugby league in France, in 2013: a sellout crowd, many of whom carried banners supporting local side Toulouse Olympique's bid to enter the Super League, saw the Dragons lose 22-21 to Hull Kingston Rovers.

Interior of the modern Stade Ernest Wallon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ernest Wallon". Stadetoulousain.fr. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 

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