Matmut Atlantique Stadium, Venues, Schedule and Tickets
Matmut Atlantique Stadium, Venues, Schedule and Tickets – The Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, currently also known as the Matmut Atlantique for sponsorship purposes, is a football stadium in Bordeaux, France.
Address: Cours Jules Ladoumegue, 33300 Bordeaux, France
Opened: May 18, 2015
Team: FC Girondins de Bordeaux
Phone: +33 5 56 17 58 00
Construction cost: 168 million EUR
Architect: Herzog and de Meuron
Stade Matmut Atlantique, previously also known as Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, is the recently opened new stadium of Girondins de Bordeaux and one of the playing venues of the Euro 2016 Championships. It replaced Bordeaux’s old stadium Stade Chaban-Delmas.
The construction of the stadium took longer than planned due to lawsuits by local citizens that objected against the high costs of the stadium, partly financed with public money. The first stone was laid in April 2013, and while scheduled to be completed late 2014, it took until May 2015 for it to be opened.
In 2015, a naming rights deal was announced with insurance firm Matmut, resulting in the name Matmut Atlantique.
Stade Matmut Atlantique officially opened on 23 May 2015 with a league match between Bordeaux and Montpellier (2-1), and hosted its first international match on 7 September of the same year when France beat Serbia 2-1 in a friendly.
The stadium was designed by architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, earlier responsible for stadiums such as the Allianz Arena and St Jakob-Park. According to the architects, the design aimed to project elegance, openness and lightness, with flights of stairs leading up to an open corridor and a roof supported by a large number of thin poles. The stadium has a total of 3,000 business seats and another 1,000 seats in VIP lodges.
During Euro 2016, Matmut Atlantique will host four first round group matches and one quarter final. The stadium will be referred to as Stade de Bordeaux as no sponsorship names are permitted.