Stade du Hainaut
|Built||6 May 2008|
|Opened||26 July 2011|
|Construction cost||75 million €|
|Architect||Michel Macary and Aymeric Zublena|
Stade du Hainaut is a multi-use stadium in Valenciennes, France. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Valenciennes FC. It has replaced the Stade Nungesser as VAFC's home stadium. The stadium has a capacity of 25,000 spectators for football matches, but its capacity can be extended to 35,000 for concerts.
The stadium was constructed at a total cost of 75 million euros. It contains 2,600 club seats and 16 luxury boxes. It has two giant video screens, each 48 square meters in size. Its roof contains 1,800 tons of steel.
The stadium's grand opening occurred on the evening of 26 July 2011, for a friendly football match between Valenciennes FC and Borussia Dortmund. The visitors prevailed 1-0 before a club-record crowd of 22,778.
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