Stadium de Toulouse
UEFA capacity: 33,000
Tenants: Toulouse FC
• Situated on an island in the heart of Toulouse, the stadium was built specifically for the 1938 FIFA World Cup and was soon labelled 'mini Wembley' because of its resemblance to the iconic London venue.
• The biggest ground in the Midi-Pyrenees region, the stadium underwent considerable renovations in 1949 and 1997, the latter work coming ahead of the 1998 World Cup when it hosted six matches. Upgrading work, which is being done with the football team in situ, is due for completion by mid-2015.
• The arena has witnessed many of Toulouse's finest moments, including a UEFA Cup first round victory against SSC Napoli in October 1986, when Diego Maradona fired against the post during the penalty shoot-out.
• The stadium was damaged and required extensive repair efforts after a nearby chemical plant suffered a major explosion in 2001.
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