Stade de la Beaujoire

Stade de la Beaujoire

The home of the FC Nantes football club, the Stade de la Beaujoire, is located in Nantes in the west of France. The stadium's full name is Stade de la Beaujoire - Louis Fonteneau, so-called in recognition of Louis Fonteneau, who was President of FC Nantes from 1969 to 1986. As well as football, it also hosts rugby matches. These events include international competitions such as the 1984 European Football Championship, the 2007 Rugby World Cup and the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals.

The Stade de la Beaujoire hosted six matches during World Cup 1998. Five of these fixtures were group matches. The other was a quarter-final tie between Brazil and Denmark, the South Americans winning 3-2.


Location: Nantes

Capacity: 39,500

Construction: 1984

Matches: Spain 2 : 3 Nigeria (June 13), Brazil 3 : 0 Morocco (June 16), Japan 0 : 1 Croatia (June 20), Chile 1 : 1 Cameroon (June 23), U.S.A. 0 : 1 Yugoslavia (June 25) and quarter-final Brazil 3 : 0 Denmark (July 3)


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.