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Henri Desgrange Stadium

Commune de La Roche sur Yon

La Roche-sur-Yon, Pays de la Loire Altitude : 73m
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The Henri-Desgrange Stadium is the largest stadium and velodrome in La Vendée county. This high quality sports venue is mostly dedicated to football and rugby. The last renovations were made in 2020 in order to improve the conditions of practice and reception of users. Located in Pays de La Loire region, in the heart of La Vendée county, the city of La Roche-sur-Yon benefits from exceptional vitality : a natural city, unique historical heritage, flourishing economy, cultural and sporting dynamics... La Roche-sur-Yon is also recognized for its city centre in full transformation welcoming in its main square a zoo of mechanical animals, a unique facility in France ! La Roche-sur-Yon is a real sporting city in its soul. Its relies on the commitment of more than 120 clubs and 15,000 affiliated members in sport clubs. Its also has a developped network of structuring facilities to promote support for sports practice from an early age. /

Special features

Stadium with a current seating capacity of 9,653 with a grass ground and many facilities :

  • – 1 grassground
  • – 1 training artificial grass ground
  • – 4 players changing rooms
  • – 3 referees changing rooms (with rest room)
  • – 1 Teqball table
  • – 10 VIP boxes
  • – reception and catering room with kitchen
  • – stands and press room

Accessibility for disabled people.

Only 800 m from railway station.

Next to the stadium :

  • Medical care establishments (hospital, physiotherapy facilities and practices, osteoarthritis, etc)
  • Aquatic complex (50 m Nordic pool, wellness area, SPA, hammam, sauna and massage showers, fitness area, aquasport equipment)
  • Gyms and bodybuilding facilities
  • 3* and 4 * Hotels


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Known for

The stadium has hosted :

* Mondial Football Montaigu – International football Tournament

* U20 Rugby World championship (2013)

* Friendly First League and international football games : FC Nantes vs Olympique Marseille, FC Nantes vs GENOA CFC (Italie), …

* Live broadcast of the French Football Team games during World Championships

* Training track for Félicia Ballanger, Olympic track sprinter champion (1996 & 2000) born in La Roche-sur-Yon

Optional extras

Meeting room Internet access Secure storage area Infirmery Floodlit facilities Hospital nearby Weights room Film screening room

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