Stade des Alpes

The Stade des Alpes is a rugby and football stadium in Grenoble, France. The stadium seats 20,068 and hosts the home games of Grenoble Foot 38 and the FC Grenoble rugby club. Situated in Paul Mistral Park, it replaced their stadium Stade Lesdiguières. It was built while GF38 played in the top divisions of French football, and had become somewhat of a white elephant now that the club plays in the 4th division and attracts few fans. However, the stadium gained greater viability once FC Grenoble earned their most recent promotion to the Top 14 in 2012. Since 2014–15, with FC Grenoble now consolidated in Top 14, the club have changed their primary home from their traditional ground, Stade Lesdiguières, to Stade des Alpes.

This stadium uses solar panels and produces more than 70,000 kWh[1] per year.

The first goal scored there was by Ivorian striker Franck Dja Djedje, then at Grenoble on loan from Paris Saint-Germain F.C..[2]

On February 10, 2017, it hosted a Six Nations Under 20s Championship match between France and Scotland with France winning 36 - 8.

Coordinates: 45°11′15″N 5°44′24″E / 45.187428°N 5.740099°E

Stade des Alpes
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Full nameStade des Alpes
LocationGrenoble, France
OwnerGrenoble Alpes Metropole
Capacity20,068
Field size10,000 m2
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened15 February 2008
Construction cost88 million
Tenants
Grenoble Foot 38 (2008–present)
FC Grenoble (2008–present)

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

The stadium was one of the venues for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[3]

Date Time (CEST) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
9 June 2019 15:30  Brazil 3–0  Jamaica Group C 17,668
12 June 2019 15:00  Nigeria 2–0  South Korea Group A 11,252
15 June 2019 21:00  Canada 2–0  New Zealand Group E 14,856
18 June 2019 21:00  Jamaica 1–4  Australia Group C 17,402
22 June 2019 17:30  Germany 3–0  Nigeria Round of 16 17,988

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.lepoint.fr/actualites-region/2009-04-30/special-grenoble-pleins-feux-sur-le-solaire/1556/0/339599
  2. ^ http://www.grenews.com/dja-djedje-le-stade-des-alpes-ca-fait-penser-a-une-bouilloire--@/article.jspz?article=10902
  3. ^ "The nine host cities confirmed". FIFA. 14 June 2017.
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