Stade Aimé Giral

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Stade Aimé-Giral
Stade Aimé Giral of Perpignan
Location Perpignan, France
Coordinates Coordinates: 42°42′55″N 2°53′29″E / 42.71528°N 2.89139°E / 42.71528; 2.89139
Capacity 14,593
Field size 100 x 66 m
Surface grass
Opened 1940
Renovated 1998, 2008
USA Perpignan
Catalans Dragons (2006-2007)

Stade Aimé Giral is a multi-purpose stadium in Perpignan, France. It is currently used mostly for rugby union matches and is the home stadium of USA Perpignan.


The stadium also hosted the majority of Catalans Dragons home matches in the rugby league club's first two seasons in Super League in 2006 and 2007. The Dragons have since renovated their own ground, Stade Gilbert Brutus, and now play all their home matches there. The stadium has been expanded from a capacity of 13,500 to 14,593 in a project that ended in 2008.

The stadium has the name of early club fly-half Aimé Giral, who died during the First World War. Seven USA Perpignan players died during this war.

Rugby League Test matches[edit]

List of rugby league test matches played at Stade Aimé Giral.[1]

Test# Date Result Attendance Notes
1 30 November 2002  New Zealand def.  France 36–10 6,500 2002 France vs New Zealand
2 11 November 2005  Australia def.  France 44–12 7,913 2005 France vs Australia

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