- Address: Nantes
- Country: French Republic
- Capacity: 35,000
- Opened: 8 May 1984
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: FC Nantes (football)
Extra stadium info – Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau
In 1984, the venue hosted matches for the European championship for national football teams. The national football team of the French Republic, commonly known as France, won the first-ever European championship match at the Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau. They defeated Belgium 5-0. The Portuguese Republic defeated Romania 1-0 in the second match of the tournament at the venue.
The 1998 FIFA World Cup
The stadium hosted 1998 FIFA World Cup matches of the national football teams of Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, Japan, Morocco, Nigeria, Spain, the United States and Yugoslavia. Nigeria defeated Spain in the first-ever FIFA World Cup game at the venue. Brazil, Croatia and Yugoslavia also won a 1998 FIFA World Cup group stage match at the Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau.
FC Nantes, one of the first French sports clubs with 100,000 followers on its main social media page, use the Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau for home games. The club was founded in 1943. FC Nantes are among the first sports clubs from the French Republic with a value of at least $100 million and they won the French top-flight football league several times. In 1965, they were crowned French football champions for the first time in their history. FC Nantes drew an average home attendance of 12,000 during that domestic league season.
The former Argentine forward Emiliano Sala played several years for FC Nantes. In January 2019, he signed with Cardiff City Football Club from Wales for a club record fee. The same month, Sala died in a plane crash. He was flying from Nantes to Cardiff. FC Nantes paid tribute to Emiliano Sala ahead of a top-flight match against Nîmes Olympique.