- Address: 12 Rue de l’Extenwoerth, Strasbourg
- Country: French Republic
- Capacity: 26,000
- Opened: 1914
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: RC Strasbourg (football)
Extra stadium info – Stade de la Meinau
The construction of the venue, which was renovated several times, started in 1906. It was one of the 1938 FIFA World Cup venues. The national football team of Brazil won the only 1938 FIFA World Cup match at the Stade de la Meinau after beating Poland 6-5. 13,000 people attended the world championship game. The venue also hosted two 1984 UEFA European Football Championship matches. The stadium’s record attendance was set in 1984, when 44,000 people showed up for a UEFA European Football Championship game.
The national football team of the French Republic
The national football team of the French Republic, commonly known as France, played several matches at the Stade de la Meinau. On 6 November 1968, they played their first game at the stadium. It was a game against Norway. The visitors won the game. Odd Helge Iversen, who was born in Trondheim in 1945, scored the only goal of the match. In 1984, the national football team of the French Republic won their first game at the Stade de la Meinau in front of 39,000 fans.
Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace use the stadium for home games. The club was founded in 1906 under a different name. RC Strasbourg were crowned French football champions in 1979 for the first time in their history. They drew an average home attendance of 21,000 in that domestic league season. RC Strasbourg won 22 of the 38 league games during that football season. 12 of those 38 matches ended in a draw and four games ended in a loss. On 20 November 1992, 39,000 fans showed up at the Stade de la Meinau for a league game between RC Strasbourg and Olympique de Marseille. It was a record attendance for a home game of RC Strasbourg at the Stade de la Meinau. The game ended in a 2-2 draw.