Planet Rugby

France unveil stadium plans

13th February 2013 10:08


stade de france turf yoann huget

Time for new turf: Stade de France

The FFR have revealed plans to build a new 82,000 capacity national stadium 25km south of Paris in Evry-Essonne.

The design for the new stadium comes from the same British-based architects who were behind the construction of the new Wembley Stadium and Aviva Stadium, and will work alongside French construction group Ateliers 2/3/4.

The new ground will have a fully retractable roof, along with a slide-able pitch for outdoor events. Construction is scheduled to get underway in 2014 at an estimated cost of €600 million.

"Today we have reached a milestone that embodies a strong ambition and a project essential for the FFR, allowing it to be independent and in control of its future," said FFR president Pierre Camou.

"The three projects were all of a high technical quality, combining innovation and aesthetics. But we had to make a choice," said vice-president Serge Blanco.

"The proposal made by Populous and Ateliers 2/3/4 proved to be the most appropriate to meet the objectives that we set for the medium and long term. It fits perfectly with the idea that we are creating a multi-purpose stadium for excellence."

  • International Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
All times are local
International Match
Saturday , November 29
Wales vs South AfricaWales vs South Africa Preview
England vs AustraliaEngland vs Australia Preview
More International Match fixtures
  • International Results
Recent Results
All times are local
International Match
Sunday , November 23
Georgia 35 - 24 JapanGeorgia vs Japan Report
Saturday , November 22
Italy 6 - 22 South AfricaItaly vs South Africa Report
Scotland 37 - 12 TongaScotland vs Tonga Report
Ireland 26 - 23 AustraliaIreland vs Australia Report
England 28 - 9 SamoaEngland vs Samoa Report
Wales 16 - 34 New ZealandWales vs New Zealand Report
Romania 18 - 9 CanadaRomania vs Canada Report
France 13 - 18 ArgentinaFrance vs Argentina Report
Friday , November 21
Fiji 20 - 14 USAFiji vs USA Report
Sunday , November 16
Ireland 49 - 7 GeorgiaIreland vs Georgia Report
More International Match results