Stade François Coty

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Stade François Coty
Stade François-Coty.jpg
AC Ajaccio crowd in 2011
Location Ancienne route de Sartène
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Coordinates 41°55′51.89″N 8°46′36.21″E / 41.9310806°N 8.7767250°E / 41.9310806; 8.7767250Coordinates: 41°55′51.89″N 8°46′36.21″E / 41.9310806°N 8.7767250°E / 41.9310806; 8.7767250
Owner AC Ajaccio
Operator AC Ajaccio
Capacity 10,446[1]
Surface Grass
Opened 1 December 1968[2]
AC Ajaccio (1969–present)
Gazélec Ajaccio (some cup matches)

The Stade François-Coty is a football stadium in the Corsican city of Ajaccio, France, and the home of AC Ajaccio. Its capacity is 10,660.

The stadium was inaugurated on 1 December 1969 under the name Parc des Sports de l'ACA.[3] A crowd of 14,421 was in attendance to see AC Ajaccio defeat SC Bastia in the Corsican derby.[4] Known informally as Timizzolu, the stadium was renovated in 2002 and renamed after François Coty, a businessman and far-right politician from Ajaccio.[3] Since 2007, the stadium has undergone substantial improvements to enable it to host Ligue 1 matches.[5][6]


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  3. ^ a b "Stade François Coty". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Photos du stade de Ajaccio: Francois Coty". Stades et Spectateurs. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Ajaccio a ses subventions". Le Figaro (in French). 24 June 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Le stade François-Coty enfin reconnu d'intérêt général". Corsica Infurmazione. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 

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