- Address: Rue de la Centrale 2, Liège
- Country: Belgium
- Capacity: 30,000
- Opened: 1909
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Standard de Liège (football)
Extra stadium info – Stade Maurice Dufrasne
The Stade Maurice Dufrasne, which is also known as the Stade de Sclessin, is among the largest Belgian sports venues by capacity. It is named after a former chairman of Royal Standard de Liège. He was the chairman of the football club when the stadium was built. Maurice Dufrasne was known to take football players of Standard to his home and cook them a meal if they played a good game.
The European championship for national football teams
The stadium was one of the venues for the European championship for national football teams in 2000. The stadium hosted three games for the tournament. The first UEFA European Football Championship match at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne ended in a 1-1 draw between Germany and Romania. 28,000 spectators attended the football game. The second game was won by Yugoslavia after beating Norway and the third game ended in a victory for the Czech Republic after defeating Denmark.
Royal Standard de Liège
Football club Royal Standard de Liège use the Stade Maurice Dufrasne for home matches. It is one of the first Belgian sports clubs with 100,000 followers on its main social media page. Union Saint-Gilloise, Anderlecht and Club Brugge became the first Belgian football clubs with 10 top-division titles, followed by Standard de Liège. Royal Standard de Liège won their 10th Belgian top-flight league title in 2009. They drew an average home attendance of 25,000 in that domestic league season. In 2021, Standard played in the Belgian top-flight football league for a century without interruption. Royal Standard de Liège became the first club to play in the Belgian top-flight football league for a century without interruption.