The Stade de France (French pronunciation: [stad də fʁɑ̃s], lit. 'Stadium of France') is the national stadium of France, located just north of Paris in the commune of Saint-Denis. Its seating capacity of 80,698 makes it the seventh-largest stadium in Europe. The stadium is used by the France national football team and France rugby union team for international competition. It is the largest in Europe for track and field events, seating 78,338 in that configuration. Despite that, the stadium's running track is mostly hidden under the football pitch. Originally built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the stadium's name was recommended by Michel Platini, head of the organising committee. On 12 July 1998, France defeated Brazil 3–0 in the 1998 FIFA World Cup Final contested at the stadium. It will host the athletics events at the 2024 Summer Olympics. It will also host matches for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. After the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, it was announced that the 2022 UEFA Champions League Final would be moved from the Gazprom Arena to the Stade de France.
The Stade de France, listed as a Category 4 stadium by UEFA, hosted matches at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Champions League finals in 2000 and 2006, and the 1999 and 2007 Rugby World Cup, making it one of only two stadia in the world to have hosted both a Football World Cup final and a rugby union World Cup final (along with Nissan Stadium in Yokohama). It also hosted seven matches at UEFA Euro 2016, including the final, where France lost to Portugal 1-0 after extra-time. The facility also hosted the Race of Champions auto race in 2004, 2005, and 2006. The stadium hosted the 2003 World Championships in Athletics and from 1999 to 2016 it hosted the annual Meeting Areva athletics meet.
Tanjir 85 | Jun 12, 2018
Excellent atmosphere. Fantastic stadium and linked with 2 big train station. My first experience was amazing.
Kaltrina Ukalli | Apr 6, 2018
It is a must for people who love football. It is the most important football stadium in France. I am not sure if you can get inside, because I didn't even try to ask. But walking around it and feeling the emotions of the players is a very good thing.
Tony Shepherd | Mar 10, 2018
Great stadium but very very poor administration takes much to long to get access to the ground! We live in a world where we all understand the need for security, but when wheel chair attendees have to queue with everyone else and argue there case for entry. While the only female security officer at the gate is trying to search women at an event with 80,000, makes me feel that either incompetence or a severe lack of planning should mean that some management should be asked some tough questions.
Victor Lawal | Jun 7, 2018
Great atmosphere. Excellent facilities. Unforgettable experience.
Julie Stewart | Mar 14, 2018
We were there to watch a rugby international and were very impressed at the crowd control and policing of the event. Our progress to the ground and to the Metro afterwards was smooth and the crowd good humoured. This enriched the whole event.
Mihai Alexandru Chindris | Aug 11, 2018
The thing that you have to remember about this stadium is that is has a big roof! This is what the guide of the tour that I was in told us. And indeed it has. Apart from its football pitch, locker room and other things, the roof definitely stands out.
Andrea Pratt | Jul 26, 2018
Nice sized stadium. Went here for Beyonce's concert. The seats were a bit small and the stairs in the stadium were also a bit thin and steep to walk up. But overall it was good
Clara Savanh | Jul 2, 2018
Amazing evening for Bruno Mars' concert! The place is huge so the sound was ok. For the after event : everyone goes to the same direction so you have to be very patient. Be careful to catch the last train
Nicole Taylor | Aug 13, 2018
went to watch world cup final and Beyonce and Jay z great atmosphere staff were helpful and the day went great no trouble no hold ups
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