The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France: The venues

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© 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

© 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by the women’s national teams of the member associations of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) between 7 June and 7 July 2019. In March 2015, France won the right to host the event; the first time the country is hosting the tournament, and the third time by a European nation. Matches are planned for nine cities across France. The United States enters the competition as defending champions. It is also the first Women’s World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system. The semi-finals and final will be played in the Lyon, while the opening match will be played in Paris. This are the venues:






Parc des Princes in Paris © Zakarie Faibis/cc-by-sa-4.0

Parc des Princes in Paris © Zakarie Faibis/cc-by-sa-4.0

Parc des Princes in Paris
The Parc des Princes (literally “Princes’ Park” in English) is an all-seater football stadium. The venue is located in the south-west of the French capital, inside the 16th arrondissement of Paris, in the immediate vicinity of the Stade Jean-Bouin (rugby venue) and within walking distance from the Stade Roland Garros (tennis venue). The stadium, with a seating capacity of 47,929 spectators, has been the home stadium of Paris Saint-Germain since 1974. Before the opening of the Stade de France in 1998, it was also the home arena of the French national football and rugby union teams. The Parc des Princes pitch is surrounded by four covered all-seater stands, officially known as the Présidentielle Francis Borelli, Auteuil, Paris and Boulogne Stands.




Parc Olympique Lyonnais © AsGunReview/cc-by-sa-4.0

Parc Olympique Lyonnais © AsGunReview/cc-by-sa-4.0

Groupama Stadium in Lyon
Parc Olympique Lyonnais, known for sponsorship reasons as Groupama Stadium and in some competitions as Stade de Lyon or Grand Stade de Lyon, is a 59,186-seat stadium in Décines-Charpieu, in the Lyon Metropolis. The home of football club Olympique Lyonnais, it replaced their previous stadium, Stade de Gerland, in January 2016. The stadium was a host of UEFA Euro 2016, and was also chosen to stage the 2017 Coupe de la Ligue Final and the 2018 UEFA Europa League Final, in addition to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and football at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. Outside football, the ground has also held rugby union and ice hockey matches, as well as musical concerts.




Stade des Alpes in Grenoble © Milky

Stade des Alpes in Grenoble © Milky

Stade des Alpes in Grenoble
The Stade des Alpes is a rugby and football stadium. The stadium seats 20,068 and hosts the home games of Grenoble Foot 38 and the FC Grenoble rugby club. Situated in Paul Mistral Park, it replaced their stadium Stade Lesdiguières. It was built while GF38 played in the top divisions of French football, and had become somewhat of a white elephant now that the club plays in the 4th division and attracts few fans. However, the stadium gained greater viability once FC Grenoble earned their most recent promotion to the Top 14 in 2012. Since 2014–15, with FC Grenoble now consolidated in Top 14, the club have changed their primary home from their traditional ground, Stade Lesdiguières, to Stade des Alpes. This stadium uses solar panels and produces more than 70,000 kWh per year. On February 10, 2017, it hosted a Six Nations Under 20s Championship match between France and Scotland with France winning 36 – 8.




Stade Océane in Le Havre © LG96/cc-by-sa-3.0

Stade Océane in Le Havre © LG96/cc-by-sa-3.0

Stade Océane in Le Havre
The Stade Océane (or Grand Stade du Havre) is a football stadium. Its capacity is 25,181 all-seated and it is the home ground of Le Havre AC. It replaces the Stade Jules Deschaseaux as the club’s home stadium. Its inauguration was 12 July 2012, with a friendly fixture between Le Havre AC and Lille. A similar stadium has been built in Haifa by KSS Architects.




Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier © Ben.83/cc-by-sa-3.0

Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier © Ben.83/cc-by-sa-3.0

Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier
Stade de la Mosson is a football stadium. It is the home of Montpellier HSC (Ligue 1) and has a capacity of 32,900. Formerly a 16,000-seater stadium, it was entirely rebuilt in 1998 to host 6 games of the 1998 FIFA World Cup. It was also used as a venue for group stage matches in the 2007 Rugby World Cup and is a venue being used in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.




Allianz Riviera in Nice © Mirasol/cc-by-sa-3.0

Allianz Riviera in Nice © Mirasol/cc-by-sa-3.0

Allianz Riviera in Nizza
The Allianz Riviera (also known as the Stade de Nice due to UEFA and FIFA sponsorship regulations) is a multi-use stadium, used mostly for football matches of host OGC Nice and also for occasional home matches of rugby union club Toulon. The stadium has a capacity of 36,178 people and replaces the city’s former stadium Stade Municipal du Ray. Construction started in 2011 and was completed two years later. The stadium’s opening was on 22 September 2013, for a match between OGC Nice and Valenciennes. The stadium was originally planned to be completed by 2007. However, construction was halted the previous year because of concerns related to the future cost of the structure. Plans for the stadium, located in Saint-Isidore near the Var, were then shelved. The project was revived as part of France’s ultimately successful bid to host UEFA Euro 2016. Due to sponsorship regulations, the stadium is known as the Stade de Nice in UEFA competition.




Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims © Kevin51delaune/cc-by-sa-3.0

Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims © Kevin51delaune/cc-by-sa-3.0

Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims
The Stade Auguste-Delaune is a multi-use stadium in Reims. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Stade Reims.




Roazhon Park in Rennes © flickr.com - Stade Rennais Online/cc-by-sa-3.0

Roazhon Park in Rennes © flickr.com – Stade Rennais Online/cc-by-sa-3.0

Roazhon Park in Rennes
The Roazhon Park, until 2015 named Stade de la Route de Lorient, is a football stadium in Rennes, Brittany. Roazhon is the Breton name of Rennes. The stadium was inaugurated on 15 September 1912. It is located at 111 route de Lorient, in west-central Rennes. Rebuilt in 2001 and able to seat 29,778, the stadium is currently the home of Stade Rennais. The stadium has hosted France men’s and women’s national football team matches. On 19–20 June 2016 it hosted the semifinals of the Top 14 rugby union tournament. It has also been selected as a venue for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, in which it will host six matches—four in the group stage, one in the round of 16, and one quarter final. The record attendance of 30,519 spectators was set 7 March 2019 for a RennesArsenal 1/8 finale of the Europa League.




Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes © Liondartois/cc-by-sa-4.0

Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes © Liondartois/cc-by-sa-4.0

Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes
Stade du Hainaut is a multi-use stadium in Valenciennes. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Valenciennes FC. It has replaced the Stade Nungesser as VAFC’s home stadium. The stadium has a capacity of 25,000 spectators for football matches, but its capacity can be extended to 35,000 for concerts. The stadium was constructed at a total cost of 75 million euros. It contains 2,600 club seats and 16 luxury boxes. It has two giant video screens, each 48 square meters in size. Its roof contains 1,800 tons of steel.




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