Stade Michel d'Ornano

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Stade Michel-d'Ornano
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LocationBoulevard Georges Pompidou
BP 6138, 14064 Caen cedex
OwnerCity of Caen
Capacity20,453 (since 2016)
Field size105 m x 68 m
Broke groundDecember 1991
Opened3 June 1993; 26 years ago (1993-06-03)
Construction cost149 million French francs
(22.7 million )
ArchitectCabinet LND
SM Caen

Stade Michel d'Ornano is a multi-use stadium in Caen, France. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Stade Malherbe Caen. It is named after the French politician Michel d'Ornano, former president of the Basse-Normandie region.

The stadium was built in 1993 to replace the Stade de Venoix, and has a capacity of 20,453 people.[1]

International matches[edit]

France national football team played twice in this stadium:

  • France France 3–1 Russia  (28 July 1993)
  • France France 2–0 Israel  (15 November 1995)

France national under-21 football team also played in this stadium during the qualifications for the European Championship:

  • France France 1–1 Israel Israel (7 October 2006)
  • France France 5–0 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (5 September 2013)


The average attendance largely depends on results of Stade Malherbe Caen. Matches are played regularly sold out when the club plays in Ligue 1, and average attendance is around 10,000 when SM Caen competes in second division.

The record attendance at Stade d'Ornano was of 20,972, for a match against Olympique de Marseille in 2004.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 January 2007. Retrieved 19 July 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Coordinates: 49°10′46.06″N 0°23′48.36″W / 49.1794611°N 0.3967667°W / 49.1794611; -0.3967667