- Address: 1 Allée Gabriel Biènés, Toulouse
- Country: French Republic
- Capacity: 33,000
- Opened: 1949
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Toulouse FC (football)
Extra stadium info – Stadium de Toulouse
The venue named Stadium de Toulouse is also sometimes used for concerts, rugby league and rugby union. The construction of the stadium, which was renovated several times, started in 1937. It became one of the largest sports venues by capacity in the French Republic. The stadium’s record attendance was broken in 1951, when 39,000 people showed up for a rugby union match.
The 1998 FIFA World Cup
In 1998, it hosted FIFA World Cup matches for the national football teams of the Argentine Republic, Austria, Cameroon, Denmark, England, Japan, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Paraguay, Romania, South Africa and Yugoslavia. On 11 June 1998, 33,000 people attended the first-ever FIFA World Cup game at the venue named Stadium de Toulouse. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.
The 2007 Rugby World Cup
The stadium was one of the venues for the 2007 Rugby World Cup. The national rugby union teams of Fiji, the French Republic, Japan, Namibia, New Zealand, the Portuguese Republic and Romania played at the venue during the tournament. On 12 September 2007, Japan faced Fiji during the first Rugby World Cup match at the venue named Stadium de Toulouse. Fiji won the game.
The 2016 UEFA European Football Championship
The national football teams of Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Italian Republic, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Wales played at the stadium during the 2016 UEFA European Football Championship. 29,000 people showed up for the first-ever UEFA European Football Championship at the venue named Stadium de Toulouse. Spain won the game against the Czech Republic 1-0.
Toulouse Football Club use the stadium for home matches. The club was founded in 1970 under a different name. Toulouse FC and rugby union club Stade toulousain became the first sports clubs from Toulouse with 100,000 followers on their main social media page. In 1982, Toulouse FC played their first-ever French top-flight football league matches. They drew an average home attendance of 15,000 in their inaugural French top-flight football league season. Toulouse Football Club finished 11th place in that league season.