Initially designed as a multi-use velodrome with a capacity of 21,608, the Stade Municipal was one of the country's biggest stadiums when it was formally opened on 2 June 1935 by none other than the President of the Republic, Albert Lebrun. Not for nothing was it chosen to stage one of the matches at the 1938 FIFA World Cup France™, namely Hungary's 6-0 win over Indonesia. Renamed the Stade Auguste-Delaune after the Second World War, it underwent redevelopment for the first time in 1955, in response to the success of its resident club, Stade Reims, before being revamped again in 2008. Up to 20,500 spectators will be able to pack into the historic arena during games at the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™. The ground has been graced once by the French women's national team, when Les Bleues defeated Norway 1-0 in a friendly there back in June 2013.
Chaussée Bocquaine, 51100 Reims
Getting there by public transport:
- By tram: Line A and B (disembark at Courlancy)
- By bus: Line 2 and 16 (disembark at Bocquaine)
Persons with reduced mobility:
The entire tram network is 100% accessible. The Trëma service is available to persons with reduced mobility on request. Information: https://www.trema.fr/
Other ways to reach the stadium:
The stadium is a 15-minute walk from the cathedral and 20 minutes from the TGV (high-speed train) station.