Stade de la Beaujoire - Louis Fonteneau
|94 (Press seats)
|51,000 (France - Belgium, 16/06/1984)
|Route de Saint-Joseph, 44300 Nantes
France: September 8 – inauguration of the 2023 Rugby World Cup
The second biggest stadium sporting event in the world, alongside the FIFA World Cup, will be inaugurated this Friday. Who are the favourites to win the Rugby World Cup? More importantly – which venues will host matches of the event?
France: At which stadiums will they play in Ligue 1?
The new season for the TOP 5 European leagues starts... today! On Friday, August 5, the top-level matches in England, Germany and France will kick off. It is this latter competition, and in fact its stadiums, that we will be taking an in-depth look at in this article.
Euro 2025: Race to host the women’s tournament heats up
Four bids are currently in the competition to become the women's Euro 2025 host. Looking at the whole process, at least one trend seems to be emerging: joined bids. Similarly to the competitions to host men’s Euro 2028 or World Cup 2030, that are shaping up, potential organisers are eager to welcome big tournaments but also look for ways to keep the costs down by joining forces.
Nantes: Council agree to discuss land sale
It was far from a unanimous vote but Polish investor of FC Nantes may get his way eventually. The metropolitan council agreed in principle to sell land beside Stade de la Beaujoire.
Nantes: Two stadia side by side? What's the point?
It's been the talk of town since late Friday, when mayor Johanna Rolland announced her decision to both approve the construction of a new stadium and prohibit demolition of the old one. Now everyone wanders... is there a plan at all?
France: Strong words on the birthday of La Beaujoire
As the famous stadium in Nantes celebrates its 34th birthday, the fan association A La Beaujoire releases a very poignant statement, calling the finishing public consultation process a farse.
New design: A not-so-welcome gem for Nantes
It could be one of the best stadiums across Europe. But major questions surrounding its plans are left unanswered despite last week's presentation of these amazing renderings.
Nantes: Nantes stadium plan meets opposition
FC Nantes have officially invited everyone to a public debate regarding brand new stadium for 40,000 people. While impressive, the plan has numerous opponents and their voice is also heard quite loudly.
France: Polish owner to build new stadium for Nantes?
Waldemar Kita's new plan is to deliver a brand new stadium with private funds rather than expect money from taxpayers' coffers. This time public authorities seem more keen on talking.
France: FC Nantes want to "pimp" La Beaujoire
The popular French club launched a unique action, allowing fans to select the future seating layout at La Beaujoire. The unique thing about it is the fact that supporters can see the outcome as they choose.
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)
Borussia, Barca and Man United – lovely dominant trio. But it wasn’t them who gained most fans last season. Check all 217 clubs that draw an average crowd of 10,000+!
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 1. The Leagues)
Numbers don’t lie: French Ligue 1 outgrew Italian Serie A as Europe’s fourth largest league. Premier League seems unlikely to catch up to Bundesliga, while Turkey, Ukraine and Scotland are down.
10+ Ranking: Here are the best European clubs by attendance
There are 229 clubs in Europe enjoying on average 10,000 spectators and more. We list all of them to show the Continent’s most magnetic teams. Some fanbases really deserve praise for their participation, right Rangers/Portsmouth?
Nantes: Owner appeals for stadium change
Waldemar Kita, owner and president of FC Nantes, appealed to the municipality to engage in building a new stadium for the club. Earlier he asked to consider also a revamp of the current venue. Supporters aren't willing to accept a new one, though. Info-Sades.fr report.
France: Ligue 1 season ticket sales sees four records
According to domestic season ticket summary by info-stades.fr, four clubs of Ligue 1 reached an all-time high. However, only seven team across the country managed to sell over 10,000 season cards.
Attendances: Most interesting numbers of 10+ Ranking 2013 (part 1)
Some of you already know them from our facebook account, others may have their very first look at some of Europe's most impressive attendances in football. Part 1 presents clubs that gained/lost most fans last season, as well as clubs that reign their countries in terms of home crowds.