Stadium Municipal

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Stadium Municipal
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Location 1, Allée Gabriel Biènés, 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[1] (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.[2]

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 FIFA World Cup.[3]

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).[4]

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

Transport

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.[5]

1938 FIFA World Cup

The stadium was one of the venues of the 1938 FIFA World Cup, and held the following matches:

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
5 June 1938  Cuba 3–3  Romania First round 7,000
9 June 1938  Cuba 2–1  Romania First round replay 8,000

1998 FIFA World Cup

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

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Pool Attendance
11 June 1998  Cameroon 1–1  Austria Group B 33,500
14 June 1998  Argentina 1–0  Japan Group H 33,500
18 June 1998  South Africa 1–1  Denmark Group C 33,500
22 June 1998  Romania 2–1  England Group G 33,500
24 June 1998  Nigeria 1–3  Paraguay Group D 33,500
29 June 1998  Netherlands 2–1  Yugoslavia Round of 16 33,500

2007 Rugby World Cup

The stadium was one of the venues for rugby union's 2007 World Cup

Date Pool Home team Away team Attendance
12 September 2007 Pool B  Japan 31  Fiji 35 34,500
16 September 2007 Pool D  France 87  Namibia 10 35,339
25 September 2007 Pool C  Romania 14  Portugal 10 35,526
29 September 2007 Pool C  New Zealand 85  Romania 8 35,608

UEFA Euro 2016

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

Rugby League Test matches

Stadium Municipal has hosted 14 rugby league internationals, 13 of them involving the French national team, since 1953.[6]

Test# Date Result Attendance Notes
1 18 October 1953 Other Nationalities def.  France 15–10 12,190 1953–54 European Rugby League Championship
2 7 November 1954  France drew with  Great Britain 13–13 37,471 1954 Rugby League World Cup
3 8 January 1956  France def.  Great Britain 24–7 10,184 1956 France vs New Zealand series
4 3 November 1957  Great Britain def.  France 25–14 15,762
5 6 March 1960  France def.  Great Britain 20–18 15,762
6 2 February 1969  France def.  Great Britain 14–9 15,536
7 28 November 1971  France drew with  New Zealand 3–3 5,000 1971 France vs New Zealand series
8 2 February 1972  Great Britain def.  France 10–9 11,508
9 5 November 1972  Australia def.  France 31–9 10,332 1972 Rugby League World Cup
10 2 March 1975  France def.  Wales 14–7 7,563 1975 Rugby League World Cup
11 7 December 1980  New Zealand def.  France 11–3 3,000 1980 France vs New Zealand series
12 5 November 2000  France def.  South Africa 56–6 7,969 2000 Rugby League World Cup Group 3
13 6 November 2000  Papua New Guinea def.  Tonga 30–22 3,666
14 18 November 2005  New Zealand def.  France 38–22 12,500 2005 France vs New Zealand

References

  1. ^ http://projets-architecte-urbanisme.fr/restructuration-stadium-toulouse-euro-2016/
  2. ^ http://www.fussballtempel.net/uefa/listeuefa2.html
  3. ^ "France 1998 World Cup matches, by Stadium. Toulouse: Stadium Municipal". 1800-WorldCup.com. TravelNotes.org. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.ticketbooth.org.uk/rugby-tickets/games/France-South-Africa-rugby-tickets.php France v South Africa 2009
  5. ^ Tisséo Toulouse transport network
  6. ^ Stadium Municipal @ Rugby League Project


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