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Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux

Location Cours Jules-Ladoumgue, 33300 Bordeaux, Gironde, France
Coordinates 4453′50″N 033′42″
Owner City of Bordeaux
Operator Stade Bordeaux-Atlantique
Capacity 42,115
Record attendance 42,071 (Rugby: Stade Toulousain vs Stade Rochelais, 8 June 2019
Field size 105 68 metres (344 ft 223 ft)
Surface PlayMaster by Tarkett Sports

Construction
Broke ground 2012
Opened 23 May 2015
Construction cost 183 million
Architect Herzog & de Meuron

Construction of the stadium took longer than planned due to lawsuits by local citizens that objected against the high costs of the stadium, partly financed with public money. The first stone was laid in April 2013, and while scheduled to be completed by late 2014, it took until May 2015 for it to be opened.

In 2015, a naming rights deal was announced with insurance firm Matmut, resulting in the name Matmut Atlantique.

Stade Matmut Atlantique officially opened on 23 May 2015 with a league match between Bordeaux and Montpellier (2-1), and hosted its first international match on 7 September of the same year when France beat Serbia 2-1 in a friendly.

The stadium, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, stands out by its exterior with a series of stairs leading up to an open corridor and a roof supported by a large number of thin poles. The stadium has a total of 3,000 business seats and another 1,000 seats in VIP lodges.

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  • Copyright: Csaba Witz (csabagaba) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 617 W: 172 N: 1499] (7018)
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