Roazhon Park

The Roazhon Park is a football stadium in Rennes, Brittany, France. Roazhon [ˈrwaːzən] is the Breton name of Rennes.

The stadium was inaugurated on 15 September 1912. It is located at 111 route de Lorient, in west-central Rennes. Rebuilt in 2001 and able to seat 29,778, the stadium is currently the home of Stade Rennais.

The stadium has hosted France men's and women's national football team matches. On 19 and 20 June 2016 it hosted the semifinals of the Top 14 rugby union tournament. It has also been selected as a venue for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, in which it will host six matches—four in the group stage, one in the round of 16, and one quarter final.[2]

The record attendance of 30,519 spectators was set on 7 March 2019 during a match between Stade Rennais and Arsenal in the round of 16 of the Europa League.

Roazhon Park
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Full nameRoazhon Park
Former namesStade de la Route de Lorient (1912–2015)
Location111 Route de Lorient, 35000, Rennes, France
OwnerCity of Rennes
Capacity29,778[1]
Record attendance30,519 (Stade Rennais v Arsenal, 7 March 2019)
Field size105 x 68 m
SurfaceAirFibr (hybrid grass)
Construction
Opened15 September 1912
Renovated1939, 1955–1957, 1987, 1999–2004
Expanded2004
Construction cost37.3 million Euros (1999–2004 renovation)
ArchitectBruno Gaudin (1999–2004 renovation)
Tenants
Stade Rennais (1912–present)

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup matches

Date Time (CEST) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
8 June 2019 15:00  Germany 1–0  China PR Group B 15,283
11 June 2019 18:00  Chile 0–2  Sweden Group F 15,875
14 June 2019 15:00  Japan 2–1  Scotland Group D 13,201
17 June 2019 21:00  Nigeria 0–1  France Group A 28,267
20 June 2019 21:00  Thailand 0–2  Chile Group F 13,567
25 June 2019 21:00  Netherlands 2–1  Japan Round of 16 21,076
29 June 2019 18:30  Germany 1–2  Sweden Quarter-finals 25,301

References

  1. ^ "Stade Rennais F.C. > Infrastructures > Roazhon Park". staderennais.com (in French). Stade Rennais F.C. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Coupe du monde de football féminin 2019 : Rennes accueillera 6 matchs" (Press release) (in French). Rennes Métropole. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2016.

Coordinates: 48°6′26.9″N 1°42′46.3″W / 48.107472°N 1.712861°W

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