The Rugby Groud Guide

Stadium & Tickets

 

The Ground       

               

Stadium Name  Stade Yves-Du-Manoir

Stadium Address              12, rue Francois-Faber

                                                92700 Colombes

 

The Stadium       The Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir stadium in Colombes,(also known as Stade Olympique de Colombes, or simply Colombes to the locals), is named after French rugby player Yves du Manoir.

It was the main stadium for the 1924"(Chariots of Fire")   summer Olympics, when it had a capacity of 45,000.

Colombes was also the venue for the 1938 World Cup Final between Italy and Hungary, as well as hosting a number of French cup finals and the home games of      the French national football and rugby teams into the 1970's.

It remained the country's largest stadium until the renovated Parc des Princes was opened in 1972. By that         time Colombe's capacity had dropped to under 50,000 for health and safety reasons.

The national rugby union team played its final game at   Colombes in 1972, and the national football team last played there in 1975.

Racing Metro 92 have never left. They originally planned to redevelop Yves-du-Manoir into a 15,000 - seat stadium to be shared with RCP football club, but have since decided to build a completely new stadium, tentatively known as Arena 92 and scheduled for completion in 2015. Situated at La Defense, Paris' high-rise business quarter to the west of the capital, the ultra-modern design features a fully-retractable roof and an all-weather pitch.

 

Getting There    A free RATP shuttle bus connects the station RER A NANTERRE-Prefecture and Yves-du-Manoir stadium Stop. Gare de Colombes, from Gare St. Lazare is a 10-minute walk from the stadium.

Or take Metro Line 13 to Asnieres-Gennevilliers/Courtilles and then take bus 126,235 or 304

 Capacity              14,000

Ticketing:Racing Rugby Shop @

                121 Boulevard Saint Germain, Paris 6th

                Mon - Sat 10am - 7.30pm

               

                Racing Rugby Shop @

                42 Avenue de Wagram,Paris 8th

                Mon - Sat 10am - 7.30pm

               

 

 

Updated October 2015

 

Copyright Miles & Miles Publishing 2015

Rugby needs to learn the right lessons from Football (Wed, 17 May 2017)
Colin Boag is a regular columnist in The Rugby Paper, and I usually find him worth reading. However, he is one of those rugby writers who like to blame all rugby’s ills on football. He was at it again in a recent column. He was writing about players’ attempts to get others booked, and predictably … Continue reading Rugby needs to learn the right lessons from Football
>> Read more

Premiership Rugby ambition must be challenged by RFU. (Mon, 08 May 2017)
The Champions Cup final this weekend will lack a team from the Pro 12 for the fifth consecutive season following the Munster and Leinster semi-final defeats. The tournament has become an Anglo-French production, although in those five years only four clubs have made it to the final: Toulon, Saracens, Clermont Auvergne and, last year, Racing … Continue reading Premiership Rugby ambition must be challenged by RFU.
>> Read more

Championship to Premiership – Mind the Gap (Tue, 25 Apr 2017)
Just to clarify at the outset, I am talking about rugby union’s particular problems with the gap between the Premiership and the Championship, though I am aware of the parallels with the round-ball game. The other Saturday I passed a very pleasant afternoon watching London Scottish end their Championship season with a dismal defeat against … Continue reading Championship to Premiership – Mind the Gap
>> Read more

The Clash..of two teams. chasing former glories (Tue, 11 Apr 2017)
Bath Rugby v Leicester Tigers April 8 2017 @ Twickenham Stadium   Bath: 27 Leicester:21 There was a time when Bath and Leicester Tigers would meet at Twickenham because they were the best teams in the country playing in an end-of-season shoot-out. On Saturday they were there for a regular-season fixture because Bath have a … Continue reading The Clash..of two teams. chasing former glories
>> Read more

Bath v Brive – The Rematch (Tue, 04 Apr 2017)
Bath v Brive April 1 2017   Back in the early days of the Heineken Cup it wasn’t entirely clear if all this cross-border competition was good for the game. France was the frontier town, and nowhere was more dangerous or more gilded than Brive, smack in the middle of the Limousin. This stand-alone town … Continue reading Bath v Brive – The Rematch
>> Read more

Print Print | Sitemap
© Miles and Miles Publishing

This website was created using 1&1 MyWebsite.