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Stade de France
|Full name||Stade de France|
|Location||ZAC du Cornillon Nord|
|Built||2 May 1995|
|Opened||28 January 1998|
|Owner||Consortium Stade de France|
|Operator||Consortium Stade de France|
|Construction cost||€290 million|
|Capacity||81,338 (football, rugby)  75,000 (athletics)|
|Field dimensions||119 x 75 m (130 x 82 yd)|
|France national football team (1998-present)|
France national rugby union team (1998-present)
Stade Français (some games)
Racing Métro 92 (some games)
On July 2nd, 1992, the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) selected France to host the FIFA World Cup in 1998. However, there was no stadium available at the time that could host an event with over 45,000 people.
The French government decided to build a stadium with 80,0000 seats so it could host very large international sporting events. The Stade de France has hosted the largest number of prestigious sporting events in the World.
The Stade de France has hosted more than 350 special events and had about 30 million spectators since its inauguration.
- Stade de France Website
- Stats for all rugby matches played at the Stade de France
- Rugby World Cup 2007
- Le Stade de France 3D model (GoogleSketchup)