A few markers...
July 2nd, 1992
On that date, the FIFA (International Football Federation) selected France to host the 1998 World Cup.
At that time however, France had no stadium holding over 45,000 seats.
The Government committed to building a stadium with a capacity over 80,000.
December 26th, 1994
The Stade de France Consortium was founded. This concessionary company was put in charge of designing, building, funding, operating and maintaining the Stade de France during the 30-year concession period.
The Consortium is a limited liability company with shares held at 67% by the Vinci Group and at 33% by the Bouygues Group.
April 29th, 1995
The Government and the Consortium sign the concession contract
December 4th, 1995
The name "Stade de France®" was chosen.
January 28th, 1998
Following 31 months of construction works, the Stade de France was inaugurated on the occasion of a friendly football game between France and Spain, on what was a freezing cold day! Nevertheless, excitement in the stands was electric. With one premonitory kick to goal, Zinédine Zidane was the first player to hit the net at the Stade de France. "Les Bleus" won the day by 1-0. And the rest is history...
STADE DE FRANCE CSR REPORT
Following our first fifteen years of operation, see our first report on our response to Corporate Social Responsibility after we chose in 2007 to join the ranks of those who wanted to work on change in the sports and entertainment industry.
Please click here http://accueil.stadefrance.com/rse
Sports, shows, leisure, meetings, shopping... all roads lead to the Stade de France!
Whether they are coming to watch a game, a show, a concert, an event, or else to take the tour, to attend a meeting , a convention, to have lunch or just to buy a souvenir...
Every year at Saint Denis we welcome over 2 million French or foreign spectators and visitors, young, old, men, women, families, groups, disabled...
The Stade de France is committed to welcoming all spectators under the best of conditions, including the disabled.
Stade de France locationClose to central Paris. Located 1.5 km from Paris and 7 km from Notre-Dame Cathedral, with fast and easy access, the Stade de France has particularly good public transport connections including one metro line and two RER lines whose stations have direct pedestrian access into the stadium, under perfectly flowing and safe conditions. The Stade de France is 10 minutes from Châtelet-les-Halles and 15 minutes from Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport. RER, Metro, Tramway and Bus are the transport means used by over two-thirds of our customers. On days when events are held, the RATP and SNCF transport networks put on more trains and vehicles and deploy extra staff to ensure you will arrive easily and safely. It's up to you: choose public transport!
If you have no choice, drive "responsibly" and anticipate your parking by reserving your parking spot with your ticket, and above all by choosing car-pooling: to do this, you may use the platform we provide for your convenience.
Easy access to your seatsThe spectators' route towards each of the three stands is easy to identify and clearly differentiated, with handy, partitioned access to avoid confusion.
The "Glacis slope", which extends the esplanade, leads towards the lower stands along a gentle incline. There are 22 gangways leading specatators towards the intermediary stands and 18 grand stairways to the high stands.
The closeness of spectatorsThe terraces' elliptical shape makes the spectators' perspective converge towards the game area. The first terraces are less than 15 metres from the touch line, the boxes are 44 metres away and the furthest row in the high terraces is 85 metres away.
The ellipse, which matches the track, is acknowledged to be the ultimate shape for an olympic stadium.
Did you know?- 9 out of 10 French people have a positive image of the Stade de France, believing it is a safe place, where one experiences great emotional moments, and where it is pleasant to take the family.
- 1 out of 6 French people state that they have been to the Stade de France during the past 2 years.
- 3 out of 4 French people prefer attending a sports event at the Stade de France rather than at another sports venue.
- Over 70% of French people agree that the Stade de France has very good public transport connections.
Source: BVA survey, April 2007 and March 2009
- 2 out of 3 events cost €15 or less, and 1 out of 2 costs €10 or less
A Stadium in touch with its surroundings
The Stade de France is deeply rooted within its environment, and plays an active part in developing it, enlivening it and promoting its influence.
Saint Denis Town Hall
The Municipality of Saint-Denis organises a host of initiatives year round intended for the city’s residents.
As part of the “Stadium in the City, City in the Stadium” partnership, the Stade de France and Saint-Denis Town Hall are partners in holding the Saint-Denis Festival, as well as the Voie Royale, a semi-marathon that passes through the Stadium grounds.
For further information, please visit www.ville-saint-denis.fr
The Plaine Commune Town Association brings together Aubervilliers, Epinay-sur-Seine, L'Ile-Saint-Denis, La Courneuve, Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, Saint-Denis, Stains, Villetaneuse and Saint Ouen. The cooperation that began in 2003 between Plaine Commune and the Stade de France has led them to host a succession of major events.
Their collaboration has especially been highlighted by the Track & Field World Championship that took place from August 23rd to 31st, 2003 and by the Rugby World Cup in 2007.
The Stade de France is a partner of Plaine Commune, which organises meetings at the Stade de France every year and supports Seine Commune, a day of festivities at the Departmental Park in L’Ile Saint Denis.
For further information, please visit www.plainecommune.fr
A.D.A.Q. (Association for the Development and Vitality of the Stade de France Neighbourhood), Stade de France Neighbours associations and the Stade de France Sponsors Association
The Stade de France is proactive in establishing a dialogue with its surrounding neighbourhood
Whether private individuals, business people, shopkeepers or restaurant managers, everyone living close to the Stadium plays a key role and their voice deserves to be heard. Our aim is a simple one: to establish and to nurture ongoing dialogue with our surrounding neighbourhood.
This is taking shape through yearly events being held at the Stade de France in partnership with the United Stade de France Neighbours Associations, the Stade the France Neighbours associations and the Stade de France Sponsors Association.
Neighbours Festivals: a local event crucial in maintaining our business
The Stade de France, the Stade the France Neighbours associations and the Stade de France Sponsors Association. It features side events for adults and activities for children that aim at ensuring that Stade de France neighbours will experience an unforgettable day, spent inside a legendary venue set aside for their exclusive use for the event.
Stade de France’s engagement and efforts are measured in terms of overall performance whether these relate to its social policy or our economic, local or societal impact.
Stade de France helps to sustain the economic and social impetus of Seine Saint Denis.
We work closely with the Plaine Commune Conurbation Community and directly with businesses in Seine Saint Denis.
For example, we signed the “Charte Entreprise Territoire” (Corporate – Territory charter) which implements concrete actions to promote employment, integration, school-corporate relations and local commitment.
Accordingly, several initiatives, involving, among others, mentorship schemes and valued support, have been launched and organised with the local network of associations in line with Stade de France’s own sustainable development actions. These initiatives are described in detail in the RSE 2009-2012 report available at: accueil.stadefrance.com/rse
Stade de France works on an ongoing basis alongside 5 associations:
This association offers disadvantaged young people from problem areas in Seine Saint Denis the opportunity to be paired up with individual mentors from the active population. Each mentor helps a young adult to define and build his or her career goals.
Consortium Stade de France employees mentor, advise and guide the young mentees throughout the year.This association promotes sports as a means to share knowledge and values and build relationships. Its initiatives include sports in hospitals as well as disabled sports in schools. The “Handisport & Entreprises” (Disabled sports and the Corporate World) programme is geared towards companies and aims to raise awareness to disabilities. Stade de France provides its support to this association, in particular by accommodating this programme as well as hosting the structure within the stadium and providing spaces to help raise awareness to disabled sports (le handisport fait son show – Disabled sports on show). Our employees also volunteer for the sports initiative at the hospital.
This association teaches boxing: amateur boxing and competitions, recreational boxing for children aged 10-16 years old and educational boxing for adults. At present, the association has more than 250 members. Since its creation in 1999, the Aubervilliers boxing club has obtained many national and international titles amongst which the World Championship title won by Sarah Ourahmoune in 2008.
Outside of boxing competitions, Boxing Beats also plays a key social role through its development of many activities to help young boxers realize their professional goals and its organisation of educational support and cultural programmes for marginalised young people.
Stade de France assists the Boxing Beats club from a social and professional guidance standpoint.
This association caters to young people in the area who are experiencing academic difficulties and organises knowledge sharing actions and encounters.
Its credo is to use sports as a driving force for integration and education.
The Stade Sup program helps to develop and achieve this objective.
Throughout the year, Stade de France, pioneer and “pilot” site in this approach, provides lounges to the association so that pupils can accomplish their projects, meet with various sports and other professionals and showcase their work during the closing ceremony.
This association strives to reintroduce farming practices in the city. Clinamen’s initiatives help to restore and sometimes create social ties and propose activities for children, in particular the extremely disadvantaged area of Bel Air – Francs Moisins.
In conjunction with the city of Saint Denis, which has provided the association with a plot of land opposite the stadium, Stade de France supports the construction of a plant nursery on this plot of land.
In addition, Stade de France also supports:
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