Stade de la Mosson

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Stade de la Mosson
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Full name Stade de la Mosson
Location Montpellier, France
Coordinates 43°37′20″N 3°48′43″E / 43.62222°N 3.81194°E / 43.62222; 3.81194Coordinates: 43°37′20″N 3°48′43″E / 43.62222°N 3.81194°E / 43.62222; 3.81194
Capacity 32,900[1]
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1972
Opened 13 January 1972
Renovated 1997
Tenants
Montpellier HSC

Stade de la Mosson (French pronunciation: ​[stad də la mɔˈsɔ̃]) is a football stadium in Montpellier, France. It is the home of Montpellier HSC (Ligue 1) and has a capacity of 32,900. Formerly a 16,000-seater stadium, it was entirely rebuilt in 1998 to host 6 games of the 1998 FIFA World Cup. It was also used as a venue for group stage matches in the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

On Saturday 9 June 2012, the stadium will host rugby league for the first time. The Catalans Dragons will continue their policy of playing some home games away from the Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan by playing their Stobart Super League fixture against Wigan Warriors at the stadium. This will be the second time the fixture has been played in Montpellier with the previous year's game being held in the Stade Yves-du-Manoir.

The stadium also hosted a semi-final game in the 2012–13 Heineken Cup between Clermont and Munster on 27 April 2013.

1998 FIFA World Cup[edit]

The stadium was one of the venues for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. The following games were played at the stadium during the World Cup of 1998:

Date Time (CEST) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
10 June 1998 21:00  Morocco 2 – 2  Norway Group A 29,800
12 June 1998 14:30  Paraguay 0 – 0  Bulgaria Group D 27,650
17 June 1998 21:00  Italy 3 – 0  Cameroon Group B 29,800
22 June 1998 17:30  Colombia 1 – 0  Tunisia Group G 29,800
25 June 1998 21:00  Germany 2 – 0  Iran Group F 29,800
29 June 1998 16:30  Germany 2 – 1  Mexico Round of 16 29,800

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montpellier HSC Club Website". Montpellier HSC Club Website. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 

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