Stade de la Mosson

Stade de la Mosson
Les Verts
Full name Stade de la Mosson
Location Montpellier, France
Coordinates 43°37′20″N 3°48′43″E / 43.62222°N 3.81194°E / 43.62222; 3.81194Coordinates: 43°37′20″N 3°48′43″E / 43.62222°N 3.81194°E / 43.62222; 3.81194
Capacity 32,900[1]
Surface Grass
Built 1972
Opened 13 January 1972[2]
Renovated 1997
Montpellier HSC

Stade de la Mosson (French pronunciation: [stad də la mɔˈsɔ̃]) is a football stadium in Montpellier, France. It is the home of Montpellier HSC (Ligue 1) and has a capacity of 32,900. Formerly a 16,000-seater stadium, it was entirely rebuilt in 1998 to host 6 games of the 1998 FIFA World Cup. It was also used as a venue for group stage matches in the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

On Saturday 9 June 2012, the stadium will host rugby league for the first time. The Catalans Dragons will continue their policy of playing some home games away from the Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan by playing their Stobart Super League fixture against Wigan Warriors at the stadium. This will be the second time the fixture has been played in Montpellier with the previous year's game being held in the Stade Yves-du-Manoir.

The stadium also hosted a semi-final game in the 2012–13 Heineken Cup between Clermont and Munster on 27 April 2013.

In October 2014 the stadium flooded twice as over 12 inches of rain fell in Montpellier. The stadium and pitch were damaged and this resulted in Montpellier relocating for 5 fixtures during the 2014–15 season (4 Ligue 1 matches and 1 Coupe de la Ligue match) to the Altrad Stadium, until repairs had been made to the stadium. The relocation lasted for the remainder of 2014, the first fixture on 28 October, and the last being 13 December.[3] The flooding caused Montpellier to cancel their 40-year anniversary celebration.[4]

1998 FIFA World Cup

The stadium was one of the venues for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. The following games were played at the stadium during the World Cup of 1998:

Date Time (CEST) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
10 June 199821:00 Morocco 2 – 2 NorwayGroup A 29,800
12 June 199814:30 Paraguay 0 – 0 Bulgaria Group D27,650
17 June 199821:00 Italy 3 – 0 Cameroon Group B29,800
22 June 199817:30 Colombia 1 – 0 Tunisia Group G29,800
25 June 199821:00 Germany 2 – 0 Iran Group F29,800
29 June 199816:30 Germany 2 – 1 Mexico Round of 1629,800


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