- Address: Route du Stade, Furiani
- Country: French Republic
- Capacity: 16,000
- Opened: 1932
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: SC Bastia (football)
Extra stadium info – Stade Armand-Cesari
The venue, which is located on the island of Corsica, is also known as the Stade de Furiani. It hosted the first leg of the 1978 UEFA Cup final. The game between SC Bastia and the Dutch side PSV from Eindhoven ended in a goalless draw. 15,000 fans attended the match. The second leg of the 1978 UEFA Cup took place in Eindhoven in front of 27,000 spectators. In that game, SC Bastia was unable to score against the Dutch goalkeeper Jan van Beveren again. PSV won the second leg 3-0. Wilhelmus Antonius van de Kerkhof, Gerrie Deijkers and Wilhelmus Martinus Leonardus Johannes van der Kuijlen all scored once for PSV in that match.
A stadium disaster at the Stade Armand-Cesari
On 5 May 1992, a disaster took place at the stadium named Stade Armand-Cesari. That day, 18 people died and a large amount of fans were injured after the collapse of one of the terraces. SC Bastia faced Olympique de Marseille in a French cup game at the Stade Armand-Cesari on 5 May 1992. In order to accommodate more fans, the club board decided to create a temporary terrace before the match. A while before the start of the match, problems like the instability of the structure were already noticeable. The whole structure collapsed.
The aftermath of the stadium disaster
A few days after the collapse of the terrace, an official investigation began in order to find who was responsible for the stadium disaster. After the disaster, the remaining games in the French cup tournament were cancelled. The investigators came to the conclusion that rules were broken concerning the terrace. At the trial a year later, the main protagonists were proven guilty.