Stadium Municipal d'Albi

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Stadium Municipal d'Albi
Stadium-albi.jpg
Panoramic view of stadium
Former names Le Stadium
Location 283 Avenue du Colonel Teyssier, Albi, France
Coordinates 43°55′24″N 2°9′59″E / 43.92333°N 2.16639°E / 43.92333; 2.16639Coordinates: 43°55′24″N 2°9′59″E / 43.92333°N 2.16639°E / 43.92333; 2.16639
Owner Mairie d'Albi (Albi town council)
Capacity 13,058 (8,000 seated)
Record attendance 18,325
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1964
Opened 1964
Renovated 1987, 2006
Expanded 1967, 2007
Tenants
Racing Club Albi XIII (1962-), SC Albi (1962-)

The Stadium Municipal d'Albi is a multi-purpose stadium in Albi, France. It is currently used for rugby league as the home ground of Racing Club Albi XIII and rugby union as the home of SC Albi. After an expansion project completed in 2007, the stadium holds 13,000 with 8,000 seated.

History[edit]

Built and opened in 1964 the ground immediately became the home of the towns two rugby clubs Racing Club Albi XIII and Sporting Club Albi. The ground is also used for athletic meetings. The ground originally had a main cantilever stand which held 1,800 seated spectators and a smaller unseated stand for 1,200, at either end there were semi-circular standing terraces. Initially called Le Stadium, in 1977 the ground hosted the French rugby league championship final despite the fact that Racing Club Albi XIII were in the final against AS Carcassonne the 'home' side won 19-10 in front of 18,325 fans, which was and still is the record attendance. It hosted its first international rugby league match in 1979 when the France national rugby league team beat the Papua New Guinea rugby league team 16-9. In 1987 the end terracing's were flattened to make way for an Olympic standard eight lane athletic track. At the 2000 Rugby League World Cup the ground played host to two group 3 matches France beat South Africa 56-6 in front of a crowd of 7,696 and Papua New Guinea beat Tonga 30-22 in front of a crowd of 3,666. The ground was renovated in 2006 and expanded in 2007 giving it its current capacity of 13,058.[1]

Rugby League Internationals[edit]

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Date Teams Result Attendance Tournament
14 October 1979  France v  Papua New Guinea 16-9 4,500 Test Match
5 November 2000  France v  South Africa 56 - 6 7,969 2000 Rugby League World Cup
6 November 2000  Papua New Guinea v  Tonga 30-22 3,666 2000 Rugby League World Cup
26 June 2001  France v  Ireland 56-16 2,006 Friendly
16 October 2010  France v  Scotland 26 - 12 7,150 2010 European Cup
23 October 2010  France v  Wales 11 - 12 10,413 2010 European Cup
25 October 2014  France v  Wales 42 - 22 5,225 2014 European Cup
17 October 2015  France v  Ireland 31 - 14 4,681 2015 European Cup

French Rugby League Championship (Elite 1) Finals[edit]

Season Teams Score Attendance
1976-77 Racing Club Albi XIII v AS Carcassonne 19-10 18,325
2015-16 Limoux Grizzlies V AS Carcassonne 26-24 5,420

Lord Derby Cup Finals[edit]

Season Teams Score Attendance
1978-79 US Villeneuve v AS Carcassonne 15-5 6,642
1988-89 SO Avignon v AS Saint Esteve 12-11 6,000
1989-90 AS Carcassonne v AS Saint Esteve 22-8 6,832
2008-09 AS Carcassonne v Limoux Grizzlies 18-16 6,600

References[edit]

  1. ^ Delaney, Trevor (1995). The International Grounds of Rugby League. Trevor Delaney. p. 156. ISBN 0950998249.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help);
  2. ^ "Stadium Municipal d'Albi". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 30 May 2015.