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Stade de la Beaujoire Nantes

Stade de la Beaujoire is the home of FC Nantes. However, the stadium has also previously been used to host several high profile rugby matches, including Top 14 semi-finals.

On top of this, Stade de la Beaujoire has also been used to host matches at several major football and rugby tournaments, including games at UEFA Euro 1984, the 1998 FIFA World Cup (including a quarter-final featuring Brazil) and three pool-stage matches at the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

In recent years, the French national football and rugby teams have also used Stade de la Beaujoire for home fixtures. But, the stadium was not selected for use during UEFA Euro 2016. As a result, plans were in place to replace the stadium in 2024. However, these have now been shelved.

For the 2023 Rugby World Cup, Stade de la Beaujoire will host four pool-stage matches, including games featuring Ireland, Argentina, Japan and Wales.

Games at Stade de la Beaujoire

Ireland
Ireland
15:00
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Tonga
Tonga
Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Local time:  
19:00 Sat, 16 Sep
Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Who is your pick to win?
Ireland
75%
25%
Tonga
Wales
Wales
09:00
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Georgia
Georgia
Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Local time:  
13:00 Sat, 7 Oct
Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Who is your pick to win?
Wales
88%
13%
Georgia
Argentina
Argentina
09:00
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Chile
Chile
Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Local time:  
13:00 Sat, 30 Sep
Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Who is your pick to win?
Argentina
88%
13%
Chile
Japan
Japan
07:00
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Argentina
Argentina
Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Local time:  
11:00 Sun, 8 Oct
Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Who is your pick to win?
Japan
57%
43%
Argentina

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