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Stade de France Saint-Denis (Paris)

The Stade de France is the national stadium of France. With a capacity of more than 80,000, it's the seventh-largest stadium in Europe.

Used by the French national football and rugby teams, the Stade de France was originally built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup final. Since then, it has hosted a number of iconic events, including three UEFA Champions League finals and two Rugby World Cup finals. Due to this, the Stade de France is one of only two stadiums in the world that has hosted both a Football World Cup final and a Rugby World Cup final (along with Nissan Stadium in Yokohama).

Although nine venues across France will host matches at the Rugby World Cup, the Stade de France will host more games than any other venue. As well as hosting the opening match between France and New Zealand, the ground will also welcome fans for a number of other pool-stage games, two quarter-finals, both semi-finals, the bronze final and the final.

Games at Stade de France

France
France
15:00
Your time
New Zealand
New Zealand
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Local time:  
19:00 Fri, 8 Sep
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Who is your pick to win?
France
42%
58%
New Zealand
South Africa
South Africa
15:00
Your time
Ireland
Ireland
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Local time:  
19:00 Sat, 23 Sep
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Who is your pick to win?
South Africa
38%
63%
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
15:00
Your time
Scotland
Scotland
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Local time:  
19:00 Sat, 7 Oct
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Who is your pick to win?
Ireland
71%
29%
Scotland
Australia
Australia
12:00
Your time
Georgia
Georgia
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Local time:  
16:00 Sat, 9 Sep
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Who is your pick to win?
Australia
89%
11%
Georgia
Winner Pool B
Winner Pool B
15:00
Your time
Runner-up Pool A
Runner-up Pool A
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Local time:  
19:00 Sat, 14 Oct
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Winner Pool A
Winner Pool A
15:00
Your time
Runner-up Pool B
Runner-up Pool B
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Local time:  
19:00 Sun, 15 Oct
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Winner Quarter-final 1
Winner Quarter-final 1
15:00
Your time
Winner Quarter-final 2
Winner Quarter-final 2
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Local time:  
19:00 Fri, 20 Oct
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Winner Quarter-final 3
Winner Quarter-final 3
15:00
Your time
Winner Quarter-final 4
Winner Quarter-final 4
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Local time:  
19:00 Sat, 21 Oct
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Runner-up Semi-final 1
Runner-up Semi-final 1
15:00
Your time
Runner-up Semi-final 2
Runner-up Semi-final 2
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Local time:  
19:00 Fri, 27 Oct
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Winner Semi-final 1
Winner Semi-final 1
15:00
Your time
Winner Semi-final 2
Winner Semi-final 2
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Local time:  
19:00 Sat, 28 Oct
Stade de France, Saint-Denis

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Stade Vélodrome is one of the oldest stadiums in France. Since it first opened its doors in 1937, the stadium has hosted a number of major sporting events, including two quarter-final matches at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. This time around, it will host four pool-stage games and two quarter-finals.

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LyonOL Stadium

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Stade Pierre-Mauroy is an ultra-modern venue with a retractable roof. For the Rugby World Cup, more than 50,000 spectators can pack into the venue for top matches like France against Uruguay.

When it isn’t hosting rugby matches, the stadium comes with a unique feature: half of the pitch can slide back over the other to transform the ground into an arena for concerts.

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Stade de Bordeaux, which is also known as Matmut Atlantique, is ultra-modern. With 42,115 seats available, this Rugby World Cup stadium is the largest sports arena in the south-west of France.

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NiceStade de Nice

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In 2023, Stade de Nice will host four pool-stage games at the Rugby World Cup, including England against Japan. Known as being one of the most environmentally-friendly stadiums in Europe, Stade de Nice will welcome more than 35,000 fans for each game.

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Stade de la Beaujoire is set to host four pool-stage games at the 2023 Rugby World Cup, including the highly-anticipated clash between Japan and Argentina. In 2007, the stadium performed similar duties and hosted several high-scoring games, including a match where France scored 87 points against Namibia.

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