Stade Océane

The Stade Océane (or Grand Stade du Havre) is a football stadium in Le Havre, France. Its capacity is 25,181 all-seated and it is the home ground of Le Havre AC. It replaces the Stade Jules Deschaseaux as the club's home stadium. Its inauguration was 12 July 2012, with a friendly fixture between Le Havre AC and Lille.

The stadium was chosen to host matches up to the quarter-finals of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[2]

Date Time (CEST) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
8 June 2019 18:00  Spain 3–1  South Africa Group B 12,044
11 June 2019 15:00  New Zealand 0–1  Netherlands Group E 10,654
14 June 2019 21:00  England 1–0  Argentina Group D 20,294
17 June 2019 18:00  China PR 0–0  Spain Group B 11,814
20 June 2019 21:00  Sweden 0–2  United States Group F 22,418
23 June 2019 21:00  France 2–1 (a.e.t.)  Brazil Round of 16 23,965
27 June 2019 21:00  Norway 0–3  England Quarter-finals 21,111
Stade Océane
Intérieur stade Océane
LocationLe Havre, France
Coordinates49°29′56″N 00°10′11″E / 49.49889°N 0.16972°ECoordinates: 49°29′56″N 00°10′11″E / 49.49889°N 0.16972°E
OwnerAgglomeration community of Le Havre
SurfaceDesso GrassMaster
Broke groundJuly 12, 2010
Opened12 July 2012
Construction cost101 million
ArchitectSCAU and KSS Architects
Le Havre AC (2012–present)


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  2. ^ "The nine host cities confirmed". FIFA. 14 June 2017.
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