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Stade Vélodrome Marseille

Stade Vélodrome, which is also known as the Orange Vélodrome, is one of the oldest stadiums in France. A venue for the 1938 and 1998 FIFA World Cups, it also helped host the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

One of the largest stadiums in France, Stade Vélodrome has a capacity of almost 70,000. Since it first opened its doors in 1937, the stadium has undergone numerous renovations. Today, it’s rightfully regarded as one of the finest stadiums in the world.

Although it's a multi-purpose ground that is home to Olympique de Marseille, Stade Vélodrome is used as a rugby ground, too. It's regularly used by Toulon and occasionally hosts the French national team, who have a fantastic record at the ground.
Much like it did in 2007, Stade Vélodrome will host four pool-stage games and two knockout matches. As well as two games from Pool B and a game each from Pool A and Pool D, it will also host two quarter-finals.

Games at Stade Vélodrome

France
France
15:00
Your time
Namibia
Namibia
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Local time:  
19:00 Thu, 21 Sep
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Who is your pick to win?
France
88%
13%
Namibia
South Africa
South Africa
11:45
Your time
Scotland
Scotland
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Local time:  
15:45 Sun, 10 Sep
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Who is your pick to win?
South Africa
90%
10%
Scotland
South Africa
South Africa
15:00
Your time
Tonga
Tonga
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Local time:  
19:00 Sun, 1 Oct
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Who is your pick to win?
South Africa
100%
0%
Tonga
England
England
15:00
Your time
Argentina
Argentina
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Local time:  
19:00 Sat, 9 Sep
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Who is your pick to win?
England
70%
30%
Argentina
Winner Pool C
Winner Pool C
11:00
Your time
Runner-up Pool D
Runner-up Pool D
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Local time:  
15:00 Sat, 14 Oct
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Winner Pool D
Winner Pool D
11:00
Your time
Runner-up Pool C
Runner-up Pool C
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Local time:  
15:00 Sun, 15 Oct
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille

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LyonOL Stadium

OL Stadium, which is also known as Parc Olympique Lyonnais, is the third-largest stadium in France. In the past, it has hosted the European Rugby Challenge Cup final and several major football matches. For the 2023 Rugby World Cup, almost 60,000 fans will be able to pack into the ground for each game, including the highly anticipated match between Wales and Australia.

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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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NiceStade de Nice

Nice was recently at the centre of an international celebration in 2016, when the city hosted major football matches at the UEFA Euros.

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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NantesStade de la Beaujoire

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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ToulouseStadium de Toulouse

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