Stade Louis II
|Built||early 1980s (current)|
25 January 1985 (current)
Monaco national football team
The Stade Louis II (French pronunciation: [stad(ə) lwi dø]) is a stadium located in the Fontvieille district of Monaco. It serves primarily as a venue for football, being the home of AS Monaco and the Monaco national football team. From 1998 to 2012, the stadium hosted the annual UEFA Super Cup match.
The stadium is also used for the Herculis, a track and field meet of the IAAF Diamond League. From 2003 to 2005 it hosted the IAAF World Athletics Final, though certain events, such as the hammer, had to be held elsewhere, due to the stadium's relatively small capacity.
The original Stade Louis II was opened in 1939 as the home of AS Monaco. The new stadium was built in the early 1980s, close to the site of the old stadium on land reclaimed from the sea, opening fully in 1985. It has a seating capacity of 18,523. The vast majority of the stadium's facilities are located underground, including the multi-sports centre Gaston-Medecin, the aquatic centre Prince Albert II and a large car park directly under the pitch.
The Salle Gaston Médecin indoor arena is located under the stands of the football stadium. Salle Gaston Médecin is able to host basketball, volleyball, and handball games, as well as judo and fencing matches, and weightlifting and gymnastics competitions.
The stadium complex, besides the football stadium and athletics track and the Salle Gaston Médecin, also contains the aquatic centre Prince Albert II, a large office complex, and also houses the International University of Monaco (IUM), which specializes in business education.
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