Stade de la Mosson
|4407 (VIP seats)|
|82 (Press seats)|
|Clubs||SC Montpellier Hérault|
|Nicknames||La marmite du diable (Devil's Cauldron)|
|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|
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.
France: 30,000-seater for Montpellier?
They missed Euro 2016 as host city, but that doesn't mean Montpellier abandoned their stadium plans. A taxpayer-financed 30,000-capacity stadium is likely to see groundbreaking in 2019.
France: Montpellier to get new stadium in 2022
France’s recent champions Montpellier Herault will relocate to the other end of the city as authorities plan a 25,000-30,000 seat stadium.
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.
Montpellier: Damages grow massively in second flooding
Within just a week Stade de la Mosson was flooded for the second time, now much more severely than last week. No home games will be played for weeks.
Montpellier: Flooding covered Stade de la Mosson
The beautiful city in southern France received nearly half of its annual rainfall within a few hours (!). One of the buildings hit most is the Ligue 1 stadium, lying beside a small river.
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?
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.
New design: Amazing makeover for Montpelier
It's a real shame we won't see this stadium done for Euro 2016, but UEFA already made their selection. Besides, it won't be ready until 2017. Still, this won't look like an 'early 1990s stadium' any more!