Stade Geoffroy-Guichard

Parc Lescure

The Stad du Parc Lescure, as it was known in 1998, is a prominant football stadium in Bordeaux. It was named after a well known local chapel, the Saint-Laurent-des-Cures-lès-Bourdeaus. Built in 1930, it was originally a cycle track. However, in 1935, it was renovated to include football for the 1938 World Cup. It has since been redeveloped twice, including changes to allow it to host matches in World Cup 1998.

The Parc Lescure hosted six World Cup 1998 fixtures. Five of these games were group matches, including Scotland v Norway. The other was a round of 16 play-off between Romania and Croatia, the Croats winning 1 - 0.

The Parc Lescure was re-named the Stade Chaban-Delmas in 2001.


Location: Bordeaux

Capacity: 35,200

Construction: The stadium opened in 1930 and was renovated in 1935, 1987 and 1998.

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Matches: Italy 2 : 2 Chile (June 11), Scotland 1 : 1 Norway (June 16), Belgium 2 : 2 Mexico (June 20), Saudi Arabia 2 : 2 South Africa (June 24), Argentina 1 : 0 Croatia (June 25) and Croatia 1 : 0 Romania (June 30)


World Cup 1998 Venues : Stade de France, Stade Velodrome, Parc des Princes, Stade de Gerland, Stade Felix-Bollaert, Stade de la Beaujoire, Stadium de Toulouse, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Parc Lescure and Stade de la Mosson.