|This article needs additional citations for verification. (May 2012) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
|Location||1, Allée Gabriel Biènés, Toulouse, France|
|Owner||Mairie de Toulouse|
|Capacity||33,150 (after most recent renovation works)|
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.
The stadium was built in 1937 for the 1938 FIFA World Cup and has undergone two extensive renovations, in 1949 and 1997.
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).
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.
1998 FIFA World Cup
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
The stadium was one of the venues of UEFA Euro 2016, and hosted 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|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Stadium (Toulouse).|
- "France 1998 World Cup matches, by Stadium. Toulouse: Stadium Municipal". 1800-WorldCup.com. TravelNotes.org. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
- http://www.ticketbooth.org.uk/rugby-tickets/games/France-South-Africa-rugby-tickets.php France v South Africa 2009
- Tisséo Toulouse transport network
|This article about a French sports venue is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|