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Stade de la Méditerranée

Stade de la Méditerranée
Location Béziers, France
Coordinates
Owner City of Béziers
Capacity 18,555
Surface grass
Construction
Built 1989
Opened 1990
Renovated 2003 to 2007
Tenants
AS Béziers Hérault

Stade de la Méditerranée is a multi-purpose stadium in Béziers, France. The stadium is able to hold 18,555 (16110 seated)[1] people and was built in 1989. It is currently used mostly for rugby union matches and is the home stadium of AS Béziers Hérault.

In addition to AS Béziers Hérault matches, the stadium has hosted a Castres Olympique rugby union match versus Toulouse in August 2010, and versus Stade Français in August 2014.

The stadium is also used to host Rugby League Internationals. On December 4, 1994, France hosted Australia in Béziers. In Mal Meninga's last match, 8,000 people saw the Kangaroos run out 74-0 winners. More recently, Stade de la Méditerranée has been used as the home ground for the France-based Moroccan national team.

On 15 August 2009 Stade de la Méditerranée hosted another Rugby League game in which Catalans Dragons hosted Hull F.C. in front of 6,500 fans. Catalans Dragons ran out winners with an 18 - 6 win over Hull FC.

References

  1. ^ "Site Officiel du Club de Rugby de Béziers - Association Sportive Béziers Hérault - Rugby Pro D2". ASBH. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 


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