Stade Henri-Jooris

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Stade Henri-Jooris
Former names Stade de l'avenue de Dunkerque
Stade Victor Boucquey
Location Lille, France
Coordinates 50°38′15″N 3°2′10″E / 50.63750°N 3.03611°E / 50.63750; 3.03611Coordinates: 50°38′15″N 3°2′10″E / 50.63750°N 3.03611°E / 50.63750; 3.03611
Capacity 15,000
Opened 1902
Demolished 1975
Olympique Lillois (1907–1944)
Lille OSC (1944–1974)

Stade Henri-Jooris was a sports stadium in Lille, France. The stadium, used mostly for football matches was able to hold 15,000 people and was home stadium of Olympique Lillois and Lille OSC.

Originally it was known as Stade de l'avenue de Dunkerque; from 1907 to 1943, the stadium's name was the Stade Victor Boucquey. That year it was renamed after the former president of Olympique Lillois Henri-Jooris (who died four years before).

During the 1938 World Cup, it hosted one game.