Capacity: 80 023 places
Built for the FIFA World Cup 1998, France’s national stadium has since also become home for the country’s rugby team. Les Bleus first played in Saint-Denis on 7 February, 1998, when Philippe Bernat-Salles and the late Christophe Dominici both crossed the whitewash in a 24-17 defeat of England.
In total, Stade de France has hosted 97 men’s test matches — including an RWC 1999 quarter-final and the France 2007 final. South Africa beat England in both of those matches, and the Springboks will return to the iconic stadium on 23 September, 2023 to play Ireland — the first time that fixture will be played at Rugby World Cup.
In total, Stade de France will host 10 matches at RWC 2023, including the mouthwatering opening match between Les Bleus and the All Blacks, both semi-finals, the bronze final and the final.
HOW TO GET TO THE STADIUM?
PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES
Please, pay attention to the ticket you're buying: metro ticket T+ is not valid in the RER lines, you will need an Origine/Destination ticket
RER B – Stop: La Plaine – Stade de France
RER D – Stop: Stade de France – Saint-Denis
All information regarding RER trains on: https://www.ratp.fr/en/horaires-rer
Line 12 (from the Concorde Rugby Village) – Stop: Front Populaire
Line 13 – Stop: Saint-Denis Porte de Paris
All information regarding metro lines on: https://www.ratp.fr/en/horaires-metro
Accessible mobility - All information regarding accessible transport services can be found here
Two cycle paths along the Saint-Denis canal and the Nationale 1 provide easy access to the Stade de France.
From Gare du Nord station - around 29 minutes
From Gare de l'Est - around 28 minutes
From Gare de Lyon - around 46 minutes
From Gare d'Austerlitz - around 46 minutes
From Montparnasse station - around 52 minutes
Velib' stations - open 24/7, via the Velib' app
2 giant 200-spots stations, specially for Rugby World Cup 2023
From the cycle paths, follow the signposted route
All parkings will open at 8:00 on match days
P1 – Accessibility parking
Access by Rue Henri Delaunay or by Rue de Brennus and Rue Ahmed Boughera el Ouafi
P3 – Accessibility parking
Access by Rue Ahmed Boughera el Ouafi or by Passage des Stades
P4 Moto – Motorbikes
Access by Rue Jesse Owens
P4 PMR – Accessibility parking
Access by Rue de Brennus
Motorbikes park – Informations and booking on: https://tickets.rugbyworldcup.com/en/parking
Accessibility parking - A parking spot is included with every accessibility ticket, limited to available spots (booking available here)
In line with our objective to deliver a responsible event, France 2023 and TotalEnergies, Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup France 2023, are pleased to announce the launch of a car sharing platform, which will help make your way to the stadiums.
All information and booking on: