Stade Marcel-Deflandre

Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Location La Rochelle, France
Coordinates 46°09′29″N 1°10′41″W / 46.15806°N 1.17806°W / 46.15806; -1.17806Coordinates: 46°09′29″N 1°10′41″W / 46.15806°N 1.17806°W / 46.15806; -1.17806
Capacity 15,000[1]
Surface grass
Opened September 26, 1926 (1926-09-26)
Renovated 2010
Expanded May 2, 1995 (1995-05-02)
Atlantique Stade Rochelais

Stade Marcel-Deflandre is a sports stadium in La Rochelle, France. It is the home ground of rugby union team Atlantique Stade Rochelais of the Top 14 who have played there since it was opened in 1926. It has undergone significant redevelopment since 1995 and the present capacity is 15,000 (2,500 added during summer 2014). The stadium is named after Marcel Deflandre, a president of the club who was executed in 1944 during the Second World War.


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