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Stade de France
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Full nameStade de France
LocationZAC du Cornillon Nord
Saint-Denis, France
Coordinates48°55′28″N 2°21′36″E / 48.92444°N 2.36000°E / 48.92444; 2.36000Coordinates: 48°55′28″N 2°21′36″E / 48.92444°N 2.36000°E / 48.92444; 2.36000
Built2 May 1995
Opened28 January 1998[1]
OwnerConsortium Stade de France
OperatorConsortium Stade de France
SurfaceDesso GrassMaster
Construction cost€290 million
ArchitectMichel Macary
Aymeric Zublena
Michel Regembal
Claude Constantini
Capacity81,338 (football, rugby) [2] 75,000 (athletics)
Field dimensions119 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)

The Stade de France is a multipurpose stadium in Paris, France. It has a capacity of around 80,000.

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.

Famous entertainment shows by some the greatest artists in the world are also held at the stadium and have included, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Madonna, Black Eyed Peas, Johnny Holiday, and U2.

The Stade de France has hosted more than 350 special events and had about 30 million spectators since its inauguration.

Other websites

  2. "Stade de France".