Stade Jean-Bouin

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Stade Jean-Bouin
Tribune présidentielle nouveau stade Jean Boin Paris.JPG
Location 20-40, avenue du Général Sarrail
75016 Paris
Owner Ville de Paris
Capacity
12 000 (1975)
9 205 (2008)
20 000 (2013)
Field size
100 m x 70 m
Surface natural grass
Construction
Opened 1925
Expanded 1975, 2011
Tenants
Stade Français

Stade Jean-Bouin is a multi-purpose stadium in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, France. The facility, across the street from the much larger Parc des Princes, is currently used mostly for rugby union matches and is the home stadium of Stade Français. Through 2006, it hosted the annual Paris Sevens event in the IRB Sevens World Series, but that event has since been discontinued. Before its temporary closure for an expansion project that began in summer 2010, it seated 12,000 people,[1] and is named after the athlete Jean Bouin, a 1908 Olympian. When it reopens in 2013,[dated info] it will seat 20,000.

To accommodate the expansion, Stade Français has moved its primary home ground to Stade Sébastien Charléty, also in Paris, for 2010–11.

On 25 April 2013 it was announced that the semi-finals, third-place match, and the finals of the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup are to be held at Stade Jean-Bouin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stadiums in France Île de France". Worldstadiums.com. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 

External links[edit]

|Aerial view with the renovated Stade Jean-Bouin to the right. To the left is the Parc des Princes

Coordinates: 48°50′35″N 2°15′10″E / 48.84306°N 2.25278°E / 48.84306; 2.25278