Altrad Stadium

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For the stadium in Paris, see Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir.
Altrad Stadium
YvesDuManoir Murrayfield.jpg
Location Montpellier, France
Coordinates 43°35′35″N 3°50′59″E / 43.59306°N 3.84972°E / 43.59306; 3.84972Coordinates: 43°35′35″N 3°50′59″E / 43.59306°N 3.84972°E / 43.59306; 3.84972
Capacity 14,700
Construction
Opened 1928
Renovated 2007
Tenants
Montpellier Hérault RC
1993 Mediterranean Games opening and closing ceremonies

Altrad Stadium (or previously known as Stade Yves-du-Manoir) is a multi-use stadium in Montpellier, France. It is currently used mostly for rugby union matches and is the home stadium of Montpellier Hérault RC. The stadium is able to hold 14,700 spectators (12,734 seated). Rugby League side Catalans Dragons used the venue on 5 June 2011 with their tie against Wigan Warriors.

In 2014, Ligue 1 Association football team Montpellier HSC temporarily used the stadium during their 2014–15 season for home games after October floods in Montpellier. Their stadium Stade de la Mosson faced numerous floods and subsequent damages meant the team were unable to use its facility. Altrad held 5 fixtures during this time, 4 Ligue 1 matches and 1 Coupe de la Ligue game which lasted from 28 October up to their last game on 13 December 2014, before the team returned to their home stadium.[1]

The stadium is named after Groupe Altrad, a French scaffolding and construction tools company headed by businessman Mohed Altrad.

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  1. ^ "Ligue 1: Montpellier's stadium flooded for second time in a week". SkySports. Sky. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 

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