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The Stade de la Beaujoire - Louis Fonteneau, better known as La Beaujoire, is a stadium in Nantesmarker, Francemarker. It is the home of the FC Nantes football club.

The stadium opened for the first time on May 8, 1984 for a friendly game: FC Nantes - Romania. It was named after Louis Fonteneau who was President of FC Nantes between 1969 and 1986. It was renovated in 1998 for the World Cup. While its original capacity was 52,923, in 1998 it was converted to an all seater stadium and its current capacity is 38,285. Previously, the team played at Stade Marcel Saupinmarker.

The stadium also hosts international rugby matches, including France against New Zealand (16-3) on November 15 1986. In September 2007 it hosted three pool matches of the 2007 Rugby World Cup: Wales vs Canada on September 9, England vs Samoa on September 22 and Wales vs Fiji on September 29.

La Beaujoire hosted matches during the 1984 European Football Championship, including a 5-0 victory for France over Belgium. Six matches were also played there during the 1998 FIFA World Cup, including the quarter-final between Brazil and Denmark.

The France national football team have played here on four occasions, most recently 2007 in a EURO 2008 qualifying match against Lithuaniamarker (2-0).

The stadium has also hosted musical concerts including:




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