Stade Geoffroy-Guichard

Capacity: 42 152 places


The oldest stadium selected as a host venue for RWC 2023, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard was opened on 13 September, 1931, and has since undergone three renovations, each one ahead of its use at a major football tournament.

France’s rugby players first used the stadium on 24 November, 2001, when Les Bleus ran in 12 tries to beat Fiji 77-10. Six years later, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard — named after the businessman who purchased the land on which it was built — hosted three RWC 2007 pool matches. Scotland appeared in two of those, beating Portugal 56-10 and Italy 18-16, despite conceding the only try of the match.  

Samoa and the USA, meanwhile, contested a 46-point thriller and the former will return to play Argentina there in 2023 after qualifying as Oceania 1. Four RWC 2023 matches are scheduled to be played at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, with Australia, Argentina, Fiji, Italy and Samoa to play in the ‘City of Design’.






From city centre – Line T1 and special line "RWC France 2023", stop: Roger-Rocher
From Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux station – Special line "RWC France 2023", stop: Technopole
Accessible transports tramway lines accessible from Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux station and HandiStas buses available upon reservation

All information regarding Saint-Étienne transports on:

All information regarding SNCF trains between Lyon and Saint-Étienne on:




A fanwalk will be set up between Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux station and the Stadium (30’)

Bike parks

Parking station – Free-ride bicycles and parking spots will be available next to the stadium Geoffroy-Guichard.
All information on the Vélivert app
Garages – Bike garages will be available at the stadium (location: Allée des frères Gauthier)



All parkings will open 3H30 before matches kick-off

P8 – Accessibility parking
Reach Avenue Manuel Fernandez, then turn right on Boulevard Roger Rocher

P8bis – Accessibility parking
Reach Avenue Manuel Fernandez, then turn right on Boulevard Roger Rocher

P10 – Motorbikes
Reach Rue des Aciéries, then turn right at the end of the street

Park and ride

From Clermont-Ferrand –DOA parking (Saint-Priest en Jarez, A72, exit 11) / Tram line T1
From Lyon –Méons parking (A72, exit 14) / Fanwalk to the stadium

Accessibility parkings – 
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: