Stade de la Mosson

Stade de la Mosson

The Stade de la Mosson is a football stadium in Montpellier, France. It is home ground to local team Montpellier HSC. As well as football it hosts rugby matches. These include international ties, including group stage matches in the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Built in 1972, the venue was renovated in 1997, ahead of World Cup 1998.

The stadium was selected to host six World Cup 1998 matches. Five of these games were group matches, including Italy v Cameroon. The other was a round of 16 play-off between Germany and Mexico, the Germans winning 2 - 1.

Location: Montpellier

Capacity: 34,000

Construction: The stadium opened in 1972 and was renovated in 1997.

Matches: Morocco 2 : 2 Norway (June 10), Paraguay 0 : 0 Bulgaria (June 12), Italy 3 : 0 Cameroon (June 17), Colombia 1 : 0 Tunisia (June 22), Germany 2 : 0 Iran (June 25) and Germany 2 : 1 Mexico (June 29)

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.