Stade du Hainaut

Stade du Hainaut is a multi-use stadium in Valenciennes, France. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Valenciennes FC. It has replaced the Stade Nungesser as VAFC's home stadium. The stadium has a capacity of 25,000 spectators for football matches, but its capacity can be extended to 35,000 for concerts. The stadium is one of the venues for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[1] It hosted 4 group games, a Round of 16 match, and a quarter-final match.

The stadium was constructed at a total cost of 75 million euros.[2] It contains 2,600 club seats and 16 luxury boxes. It has two giant video screens, each 48 square meters in size. Its roof contains 1,800 tons of steel.

Stade du Hainaut
Australia vs Italy (Women World Cup France 2019 Valenciennes)
LocationQuartier Nungesser
OwnerValenciennes Métropole
OperatorValenciennes Métropole
CapacityFootball: 25,000
Concerts: 40,000
SurfaceAirFibr (hybrid grass)
Built6 May 2008
Opened26 July 2011
Construction cost75 million
ArchitectMichel Macary and Aymeric Zublena
Valenciennes FC (2011–present)

Grand opening

The stadium's grand opening occurred on the evening of 26 July 2011, for a friendly football match between Valenciennes FC and Borussia Dortmund. The visitors prevailed 1–0 before a club-record crowd of 22,778.[3]


The stadium hosted the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Date Time (CEST) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
9 June 2019 13:00  Australia 1–2  Italy Group C 15,380
12 June 2019 18:00  Germany 1–0  Spain Group B 20,761
15 June 2019 15:00  Netherlands 3–1  Cameroon Group E 22,423
18 June 2019 21:00  Italy 0–1  Brazil Group C 21,669
23 June 2019 17:30  England 3–0  Cameroon Round of 16 20,148
29 June 2019 15:00  Italy 0–2  Netherlands Quarter-finals 22,600


  1. ^ "The nine host cities confirmed". FIFA. 14 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-04. Retrieved 2011-07-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-04. Retrieved 2011-07-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 50°20′54.2″N 3°31′53.8″E / 50.348389°N 3.531611°E

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