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Stadium de Toulouse

Built for the 1938 FIFA World Cup, the Stadium de Toulouse also holds rugby matches.

Stadium de Toulouse ©Getty Images

Stadium de Toulouse
UEFA capacity: 33,000
Tenants: Toulouse FC
Reopened: January 2016 (original opened in June 1937)

• 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. Upgrade work was then undertaken for UEFA EURO 2016, with the venue reopening in January 2016.

• 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.

• In addition to football, the ground regularly holds rugby matches, and was a venue for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

UEFA EURO 2016 matches
Group stage
13/06/16, 15.00: Spain v Czech Republic
17/06/16, 15.00: Italy v Sweden
20/06/16, 21.00: Russia v Wales

Round of 16
26/06/16, 21.00: WF v RE

All kick-off times CET.