Stade de la Mosson

Capacity32 939
4407 (VIP seats)
82 (Press seats)
Country France
CityMontpellier
ClubsSC Montpellier Hérault
Nicknames La marmite du diable (Devil's Cauldron)
Floodlights 1,500 lux
Inauguration 1972
Renovations 1981, 1988, 1997, 2007
Record attendance 32,231 (Australia - Fiji in rugby, 23.09.2007)
Address Avenue Heildeberg, BP 7267-34085 Montpellier Cedex 4

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Description: Stade de la Mosson

The venue located in Paillade district of Montpellier was opened in 1972 and 2 years later became Home to Monptellier HSC football side. Initially a very poor stadium able to host some 16,000 people was completely renovated ahead of ’98 World Cup, growing to some 36,000 seats. Capacity was later decreased in 2007.

Largest and most distinctive part of the stadium is the honorary stand in the south with three tiers and exactly 14,303 seats. Built in 1997 it remains the only part without cover, though that is due to change in upcoming years. East stand, the Heidelberg Tribune, is occupied by local ultra groups, Butte Paillade 1991 and Armata Ultra 2002.

Apart from the ’98 World Cup Stade de la Mosson also played host to the rugby equivalent of this tournament in 2007. Several games, initially only friendly ones, were also played by French national team and starting 2011 the football club MHSC has a co-tenant, local rugby club.

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