Stadium Municipal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Stadium Municipal
StadiumToulouse3.JPG
Location 1, Allée Gabriel Biènés,[1] Toulouse, France
Coordinates 43°34′59″N 1°26′3″E / 43.58306°N 1.43417°E / 43.58306; 1.43417Coordinates: 43°34′59″N 1°26′3″E / 43.58306°N 1.43417°E / 43.58306; 1.43417
Owner Mairie de Toulouse
Capacity 33,150[2] (after most recent renovation works)
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1937
Renovated 1998
Tenants
Toulouse FC

Stadium Municipal de Toulouse is the largest multi-purpose stadium in Toulouse, France. It is currently used mostly for football matches, mainly those of the Toulouse Football Club and the big games of rugby for Stade Toulousain in the European Rugby Champions Cup or Top 14. It also hosts the test matches of France's national rugby union team. It is located on the island of Ramier near the centre of Toulouse. It is a pure football and rugby ground, and therefore has no athletics track surrounding the field. The stadium is able to hold 33,150 people.[3]

The stadium was built in 1937 for the 1938 FIFA World Cup and has undergone two extensive renovations, in 1949 and 1997.

The stadium staged six matches during the 1998 Football World Cup.[4]

It was also used as a host venue during the 2007 Rugby World Cup for games such as Japan-Fiji, won by the latter 35–31. On 13 November 2009 the stadium hosted international rugby again when France hosted South Africa. At the time, South Africa were leading the series by 20 wins to 10 (6 drawn).[5]

Michael Jackson performed in front of 40,000 people during his Dangerous World Tour on 16 September 1992.[citation needed]

Transport[edit]

The stadium is served by two bus stops (West and East), where Tisséo buses 12 (Cours Dillon-Basso Cambo), 34 (Arènes-Université Paul Sabatier) and 52 (Empalot-Roques/Roquettes) stop. Shuttle buses operate on match days from Esquirol metro (Line A), and the stadium is also a short walk (~10 mins) from metro stations Empalot and Saint Michel-Marcel Langer (Line B). It is also near the Croix de Pierre stop of the newly extended Toulouse tramway.[6]

1998 FIFA World Cup[edit]

The stadium was one of the venues of the 1998 FIFA World Cup, and held the following matches:

Date Team No. 1 Res. Team No. 2 Round
11 June 1998  Cameroon 1–1  Austria Group B
14 June 1998  Argentina 1–0  Japan Group H
18 June 1998  South Africa 1–1  Denmark Group C
22 June 1998  Romania 2–1  England Group G
24 June 1998  Nigeria 1–3  Paraguay Group D
29 June 1998  Netherlands 2–1  Yugoslavia Round of 16

UEFA Euro 2016 matches[edit]

The stadium is one of the venues of UEFA Euro 2016, and will host the following matches:

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
13 June 2016 15:00  Spain 1–0  Czech Republic Group D 29,400
17 June 2016 15:00  Italy 1–0  Sweden Group E 29,600
20 June 2016 21:00  Russia 0–3  Wales Group B 28,840
26 June 2016 21:00  Hungary 0–4  Belgium Round of 16 28,921

External links[edit]

References[edit]