La Beaujoire Stadium, the mythical home of FC Nantes football club since it was built in 1984, was created for France to stage the Euro 1984 Football Championship. As the city’s main sports venue, the Beaujoire hosts a number of high-level matches for major competitions held in France. It was renovated in 1998 for the organisation of the Football World Cup in France.
Designed by the architect Berdje Agopyan with its curved style, and equipped with a roof that now covers all of the stands, the Beaujoire is still one of the most well-known stadiums in France, where the chants of Nantes fans ring out every weekend. The stadium has hosted matches for major international competitions, including the Euro 1984 Football Championship, the 1998 Football World Cup and the 2007 Rugby World Cup. 26 years later, it is adding a new competition to its record, with the Paris 2024 Games.
Capacity: 37,473 people
What sports for Paris 2024?
Football (women’s / men’s)
Where is it located?
Department: Loire-Atlantique (44)
Distance from Paris: 2h by train
Access: bus lines, Tramway line 1
Tourist attractions located nearby: Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul Cathedral, Château des Ducs de Bretagne, La Baule.
After the Games, Nantes Stadium will continue to be the home of FC Nantes football club and will regularly host national cultural and sports events.