Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux – Stade Chaban Delmas
The Stade Chaban-Delmas was known as Parc Lescure until 2001. It’s is a football and rugby union stadium in Bordeaux, France.
The stadium was the home ground of FC Girondins de Bordeaux until 2015. Union Bordeaux Bègles rugby club still plays most of their matches in this stadium.
The current stadium of Chaban Delmas has a capacity of 34,327 places and it was built in 1938. The stadium hosted the 1997-98 Heineken Cup final, hosted two matches of the 1999 Rugby World Cup and four matches of the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Its current name is a tribute to Bordeaux’s former mayor from 1947 to 1995, Jacques Chaban-Delmas.
On 19 July 2011, the club announced plans to construct a new stadium with a seating capacity of 42,000, located in Bordeaux-Lac. The Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux was opened in May 2015.
Book places to stay around the new football and rugby stadium of FC des Girondins de Bordeaux and Union Bordeaux Bègles in France. The nearest hotels are located near Bordeaux Lake, a 15-minute drive from the historic city center district, and not far from the Congress Centre and the Exhibition Centre.
Accommodation includes hotels, aparthotels, budget hostels, apartments and B&B’s, often in family homes. They offer a guaranteed level of comfort and service, and often free Wifi internet access and free car parking.
Garonne River and the Pont de pierre bridge in Bordeaux
Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux
Club — Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux
It’s a popular club located in the south west of France. Other popular teams in France are Olympique de Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain Football Club (PSG), and Olympique Lyonnais. Founded in 1881, Bordeaux football club is the second oldest club in France behind Le Havre AC.
The team plays in the French Ligue 1, sometimes referred to as Le Championnat. Bordeaux is one of the most popular football clubs in France.
Nicknames — FCGB, Les Girondins, Le club au scapulaire, Les marine et blanc
Founded — 1881
Stadium — Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux
Capacity — 42,000
Opened — 2015
Location — to the north of the city centre
Address — Cours Jules Ladoumegue, 33300 Bordeaux, France
Nearest main train station — the city of Bordeaux is served by St Jean or midi train station. The railroad station is the southern terminus of the Paris–Bordeaux railway, and the western terminus of the Chemin de Fer du Midi main line to Toulouse. Bordeaux is connected with Paris city centre by TGV high speed trains leaving from Paris Gare Montparnasse.
From Gare St-Jean take bus 9 in the direction of Brandenburg, and get off at stop Stade Chaban-Delmas.
By Tram : From Bordeaux city centre you can get the Blue tram direct from Cours d’Alsace Lorraine, Place du Palais or Hotel de Ville.
Air Connections — The nearest airport is Aéroport de Bordeaux-Mérignac BOD, in the town of Mérignac, 12km or 7.5miles west of Bordeaux France.
The airport is served by British Airways from London Gatwick, Easyjet from London Luton and Bristol as well as flights from Birmingham BHX and Manchester Airport.
Relevant internet information — www.girondins.com : official club website