Stadium Municipal

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Stadium Municipal
Aerial Toulouse 01.JPG
Location Toulouse, France
Coordinates 43°34′59″N 1°26′3″E / 43.58306°N 1.43417°E / 43.58306; 1.43417Coordinates: 43°34′59″N 1°26′3″E / 43.58306°N 1.43417°E / 43.58306; 1.43417
Owner Mairie de Toulouse
Capacity 35,472
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1937
Renovated 1998
Tenants
Toulouse FC

Stadium Municipal is the largest multi-purpose stadium in Toulouse, France. It is the seventh-largest stadium in France. It is currently used mostly for football matches, mainly those of the Toulouse Football Club and the big games of rugby for Stade Toulousain in the Heineken Cup or Top 14. It also hosts the test matches of France's national rugby union team. It is located on the island of Ramier near the centre of Toulouse. It is a pure football and rugby ground, and therefore has no athletics track surrounding the field. The stadium is able to hold 35,472 people.[1]

The stadium was built in 1937 for the 1938 FIFA World Cup and has undergone two extensive renovations, in 1949 and 1997.

The stadium staged six matches during the 1998 Football World Cup.[2]

It was also used as a host venue during the 2007 Rugby World Cup for games such as Japan-Fiji, won by the latter 35–31. On 13 November 2009 the stadium hosted international rugby again when France hosted South Africa. At the time, South Africa were leading the series by 20 wins to 10 (6 drawn).[3]

Transport[edit]

The stadium is served by two bus stops (West and East), where Tisséo buses 12 (Cours Dillon-Basso Cambo), 34 (Arènes-Université Paul Sabatier) and 52 (Empalot-Roques/Roquettes) stop. Shuttle buses operate on match days from Esquirol metro (Line A), and the stadium is also a short walk (~10 mins) from metro stations Empalot and Saint Michel-Marcel Langer (Line B). It is also near the Croix de Pierre stop of the newly extended Toulouse tramway. [4]

1998 FIFA World Cup[edit]

The stadium was one of the venues of the 1998 FIFA World Cup, and held the following matches:

Date Team No. 1 Res. Team No. 2 Round
11 Jun 1998  Cameroon 2–2  Austria Group B
14 Jun 1998  Argentina 1–0  Japan Group H
18 Jun 1998  South Africa 1–1  Denmark Group C
22 Jun 1998  Romania 2–1  England Group G
24 Jun 1998  Nigeria 1–3  Paraguay Group D
29 Jun 1998  Netherlands 2–1  Yugoslavia Round of 16

UEFA Euro 2016 matches[edit]

The stadium will be one of the venues of UEFA Euro 2016, and will host the following matches:

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
13 June 2016 15:00 D1 v D2 Group D
17 June 2016 15:00 E2 v E4 Group E
20 June 2016 21:00 B2 v B3 Group B
26 June 2016 21:00 Winner Group F v Runner-up Group E Round of 16

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