Hosting the Olympic Games twice is a privilege that very few venues will experience. Designed by the architect Louis Faure-Dujarric, Yves-du-Manoir Stadium is one of them. It was the main venue for the eighth Olympiad in 1924, staging the opening ceremony and athletics events for instance. A unique venue in France, it is the only one that will host the second Games in its history in 2024, staging the hockey competitions.
Until 1972, when the Parc des Princes was inaugurated, the Yves-du-Manoir multi-sports venue, named after a French rugby player, was the main stadium in the Paris Region. Located in Colombes, northwest of Paris, it has hosted around 250 national and international competitions over the past century, from athletics to rugby, football and even boxing, including the World Championship in 1972, in front of 40,000 spectators.
Yves-du-Manoir Stadium has already been renovated several times, and the Hauts-de-Seine department, which owns this facility, will be launching a modernisation programme to benefit its communities, associations, schools and universities.
Capacity: 15,000 people
What sports for Paris 2024?
Women’s: 12-team tournament
Men’s: 12-team tournament
Where is it located?
Department: Hauts-de-Seine (92)
Distance from the Olympic Village: 9km to the west
Games venues located nearby: La Défense Arena, Stade de France or the Olympic Aquatics Centre.
How to get there?
The Yves-du-Manoir Stadium will be served by Le Stade station (train line J from the Gare Saint-Lazare in central Paris).
Spectators are advised to allow sufficient travel time and to arrive early at the competition site.
Following the Paris 2024 Games, one of the new buildings at Yves du Manoir Stadium will be home to the French Hockey Federation, the Ile-de-France League and the Departmental Hockey Committee, which will be followed by a resident club. Two synthetic hockey pitches – one for competitions, with a 1,000-seat stand, and one for training – will be set aside for the Federation’s national training centre.
A second building will be devoted to football and rugby, while four football pitches, three rugby pitches and a new athletics track will be created in the existing activities area.