Stade Marcel-Verchère

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Stade Marcel-Verchère
The Purple Pot
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Location Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain, France
Coordinates 46°12′36″N 5°14′14″E / 46.21000°N 5.23722°E / 46.21000; 5.23722Coordinates: 46°12′36″N 5°14′14″E / 46.21000°N 5.23722°E / 46.21000; 5.23722
Owner Town of Bourg-en-Bresse
Surface Grass
Capacity 11,400
Tenants
Union Sportive Bressane

Stade Marcel-Verchère is rugby union stadium located in Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain. It is the home ground of Union Sportive Bressane, promoted to Rugby Pro D2 (the second level of French club rugby) for the 2013–14 season. It has a capacity of 11,400.[1]

The stadium is named in memory of Marcel Verchère, a Bressane player who died following a violent tackle during a match against Oyonnax on 24 September 1937.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Capacite Stade Marcel Verchère" (in French). US Bressane. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Le Stade Marcel Verchère" (in French). US Bressane. Retrieved 18 June 2013.