Stadium Municipal d'Albi

Stadium Municipal d'Albi
Panoramic view of stadium
Former names Le Stadium
Location 283 Avenue du Colonel Teyssier, Albi, France
Coordinates 43°55′24″N 2°9′59″E / 43.92333°N 2.16639°E / 43.92333; 2.16639Coordinates: 43°55′24″N 2°9′59″E / 43.92333°N 2.16639°E / 43.92333; 2.16639
Owner Mairie d'Albi (Albi town council)
Capacity 13,058 (8,000 seated)
Record attendance 18,325
Surface Grass
Built 1964
Opened 1964
Renovated 1987, 2006
Expanded 1967, 2007
Racing Club Albi XIII (1962-), SC Albi (1962-)

The Stadium Municipal d'Albi is a multi-purpose stadium in Albi, France. It is currently used for rugby league as the home ground of Racing Club Albi XIII and rugby union as the home of SC Albi. After an expansion project completed in 2007, the stadium holds 13,000 with 8,000 seated.


Built and opened in 1964 the ground immediately became the home of the towns two rugby clubs Racing Club Albi XIII and Sporting Club Albi. The ground is also used for athletic meetings. The ground originally had a main cantilever stand which held 1,800 seated spectators and a smaller unseated stand for 1,200, at either end there were semi-circular standing terraces. Initially called Le Stadium, in 1977 the ground hosted the French rugby league championship Final despite the fact that Racing Club Albi XIII were in the final against AS Carcassonne the 'home' side won 19-10 in front of 18,325 fans, which was and still is the record attendance. It hosted its first international rugby league match in 1979 when the France national rugby league team beat the Papua New Guinea rugby league team 16-9. In 1987 the end terracing's were flattened to make way for an Olympic standard eight lane athletic track. At the 2000 Rugby League World Cup the ground played host to two group 3 matches France beat South Africa 56-6 in front of a crowd of 7,696 and Papua New Guinea beat Tonga 30-22 in front of a crowd of 3,666. The ground was renovated in 2006 and expanded in 2007 giving it its current capacity of 13,058.[1]

Rugby League Internationals


14 October 1979 France v  Papua New Guinea16-94,500Test Match
5 November 2000 France v  South Africa56 - 67,9692000 Rugby League World Cup
6 November 2000 Papua New Guinea v  Tonga30-223,6662000 Rugby League World Cup
26 June 2001 France v  Ireland56-162,006Friendly
16 October 2010 France v  Scotland26 - 127,1502010 European Cup
23 October 2010 France v  Wales11 - 1210,4132010 European Cup
25 October 2014 France v  Wales42 - 225,2252014 European Cup
17 October 2015 France v  Ireland31 - 144,6812015 European Cup

French Rugby League Championship (Elite 1) Finals

1976-77Racing Club Albi XIII v AS Carcassonne19-1018,325
2015-16Limoux Grizzlies V AS Carcassonne26-245,420

Lord Derby Cup Finals

1978-79US Villeneuve v AS Carcassonne15-56,642
1988-89SO Avignon v AS Saint Esteve12-116,000
1989-90AS Carcassonne v AS Saint Esteve22-86,832
2008-09AS Carcassonne v Limoux Grizzlies18-166,600


  1. Delaney, Trevor (1995). The International Grounds of Rugby League. Trevor Delaney. p. 156. ISBN 0950998249.
  2. "Stadium Municipal d'Albi". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 30 May 2015.

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