The Stadium (s)
Toulouse play their home games at the Stade Ernest-Wallon , which was built in the 1980’s. The capacity is 19,000.The stadium is located north-west of Toulouse city centre.
However, for big games, such as Championship play-offs, or Heineken Cup games, the fixture may be moved to Stade de Toulouse ( known simply as Le Stade, or Le Stadium), which has double the capacity at 38,000.Le Stadium opened as a bull-ring in 1949, but soon became the home of Toulouse F.C., as it remains today. The first rugby international was France v Czechoslovakia in 1956. Le Stadium was renovated in time for FIFA World Cup in 1998, and used for four matches in the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
Stadium Name Stade Ernest-Walton
Stadium Address 114, Rue des Troenes BP 42354
31022 Toulouse Minimes Cedex 2
Telephone (33) 5 34 42 24 22
Fax (33) 5 34 42 24 23
Tickets It is easy to buy tickets on the day of the match at Stade Ernst Wallon, as there are three ticket offices at the stadium
One is in between the East and South Stands, and there is another one is outside the South Stand. The main ticket office is outside the West Stand.
The cheapest seats are at either end for about £6., while the most expensive, at around £26, are on the East and West sides, within both 22 metre lines.
It is also possible to buy tickets in the centre of town. The Virgin shop, on Rue d'Alsace opposite the tourist office and Capitole Metro station, sell them on the ground floor, while it is also possible to get tickets from Fnac near Place Wilson and Jean-Jaures Metro station or www.fnac.com
Tickets can also be bought at Leclerc supermarkets in the area. There is one at Toulouse-Blagnac airport.
Carrefour supermarkets also sell tickets.
Another option is to try www.ticketnet.fr.
The South Stand is for home supporters and it is here where the most passionate Toulouse fans and the raucous band are housed. The main chant of the Toulouse faithful is "Toulousain allez, allez, allez" to the Beatles classic "We all live in a Yellow Submarine"
Although the majority of away fans sit in the East Stand it is not a problem for away fans to sit in home sections.
Disabled Facilities: The majority of disabled access is in the West Stand.
There is some access in the East Stand.
Eating and Drinking Stade Toulousain Brasserie (33) 5 3442 2420 , is a brasserie at the ground, which serves excellent sit-down meals.
There are also several bars dotted around the ground, the biggest of which is underneath the South Stand. There is usually only one food stall outside the ground that sells Toulouse sausages in baguettes for £2, fries £1.50 and canned beer and drinks.
For a night game, kebab, sausage and drinks stalls abound. If you want to get a drink during half-time avoid the South Stand bar where major queues develop.
You stand a better chance of getting served at the East Stand bar
Bars Nearby De Danu Irish Bar
9 Rue du Pont Guilhemery
1 Rue Gabriel-Peri
Le Pere Louis
45 Rue des Tourners
Fixtures 2015/16 www.stadetoulousain.fr
Club Shop The merchandise shop is just within the gates on the left of the main entrance behind the West Stand.
There is also a merchandise shop in the centre of town that is far bigger than the one at the stadium. It is located between the Rue de Remusat and the Rue d'Alsace-Lorraine.
For big games, such as Championship play-offs, or Heineken Cup games the fixture may be moved to Stade Municipal (Known as Le Stade, or Le Stadium,or Stade de Toulouse)
The Stade Municipal was originally opened in 1949 as amulti-sport venue. The stadium is a classical shape, with two side stands ( the Honneur Nord and Sud) and two curved stands behind the goals. The view from most areas is excellent-the curves behind the goal are not as pronounced as traditional athletic-type stadiums and so you are not far away from the action. In sunnier months the setting sun can cause an issue for those in the East Stand.
How to get there:
The stadium is located to the south of the city centre, on an island in the middle of the Garonne River. It is easily walk able on a nice day, especially if you have been enjoying a long lunch around Pont Neuf or Rue du Metz.
However, if you want to come by public transport then use either Metro Line A to Arenes or Line B to St Michel-Marcel. Both stations are within a 5-minute walk to the stadium.
Allow around 30 minutes to reach the stadium from Matabiaustation. Buses 1 , 12 , 34 and 52 also drop you off close to the stadium from the city centre.
Updated October 2015
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