A historic stadium that has been renovated three times since it opened in 1937, Stade Vélodrome hosted two quarter-finals at RWC 2007. The home of Ligue 1 side Olympique de Marseille and a host venue during the FIFA World Cup in 1938 and 1998, the stadium staged its first test match on 18 November, 2000, when France beat New Zealand 42-33. Since then Les Bleus have played a further 11 tests at the iconic venue, winning nine and losing twice — against Argentina in 2004 and the All Blacks in 2009.
On 18 April, 2009, RC Toulonnais played their home Top 14 match against Stade Toulousain in front of 57,039 fans and have returned on a handful of occasions since.
Four pool matches of RWC 2023 will be hosted there, including England-Argentina and France's game against the Africa Cup 2022 winners, plus two of the quarter-finals.
Capacity : 67 847 seats