- Stade Reims
The Stade Auguste Delaune is a pure football stadium owned by the city of Reims, in the Stade Reims plays its home games.
It lies immediately south of the Vesle and the Autoroute A4 (exit Reims Cathédrale ), besides, very centrally located in the city, on the Chaussée Bocquaine.
The old Stade Vélodrome Municipal Auguste- Delaune
The original Stade Auguste Delaune was built in 1931 as a combined cycling and football stadium ( Stade Vélodrome ), used from 1934 to 1935 officially inaugurated by the time its President Albert Lebrun. With the Football World Cup 1938 it was the venue for the second round game between the teams of Hungary and the Netherlands Indies. Until 1945 it was called Stade Vélodrome Municipal; it was named the 1943 murdered by the Gestapo athlete and resistance fighter Auguste Delaune.
After the Second World War earned Stade Reims his many titles and successes ( six championships and two National Cup profits until the mid- 1960s) in it. His international friendship and the home games in the European Cup of Champions, the club more but often in the Paris Parc des Princes, because capacity and attendances were significantly higher there: rare even in the most successful years of the association paid more than 10000-11000 visitors their mite to the ticket booth at the Stade Auguste Delaune. The record attendance with 27 774 spectators in a Cup semi-final against Olympique Marseille, dated June 2, 1987, when the home team was no longer represented in the top division. The highest attendance in a game of Division 1 dates from November 1976, when 25 225 spectators at the match between Stade Reims, AS Saint -Étienne attended.
The velodrome was one of the fastest slopes of France, taking place on a number of French cycling championships and among others by Serge Blin ( 1950), Raymond galopin, Jacques Séguin (both 1956) and Yvon Ramella (1957 ) National hour records were set.
The new building of the early 21st century
After the stadium in the 1980s and 1990s - parallel to the sporting and financial decline of the club - lack of obtaining investment ever fell into disrepair and was still only allowed for a capacity of around 7,000 seats in 1999, was built around the turn of the millennium the idea for a new building, the should comply with requirements of the Football Associations and UEFA FFF and the changes in expectations for comfort. After full demolition of the traditional venue including the cycle lane, the new, pure, completely covered grandstands, the pitch and the stadium infrastructure were built in stages. 2006, the main and the North Stand were completed, the other two stands of the stadium also briefly mentioned Delaune II in early October 2008. Designed by architect Michel Rémon Stade Auguste Delaune has since then 21,684 spectators. The individual stands consist of a separately developed upper and a lower part, respectively; since they also are relatively steep, consists of all seats very good view of the natural grass pitch. In the construction of the central Fanshop Stade Reims is integrated.
Tribune Francis hot Tribune Henri Germain ( Grandstand, 5,056 seats), Tribune Albert Batteux ( north grandstand, 4,180 locations, of which 992 for away fans ): As the only throwback to the "big time" of Reims football the historical names of the four stadium pages have been retained Méano (counter) and Robert Jonquet Tribune ( South Stand ), the last two with a total of 12,448 seats. A first usage record was achieved with 19,995 paying visitors on 5 December 2008 on the occasion of the host game of the second division league leaders RC Lens. On March 1, 2011, on the occasion of the Cup quarter-final match against OGC Nice "only" 19,763 spectators recorded because the opponent only took about 200 seats; However, more cards were not to be sold due to the fan - separation. On 31 May 2012, the new stadium has received the first time the French men's national team, which fought out there against Serbia a preparation game for the Euro Cup finals. On June 29, 2013, French women returned to this " birthplace of French women's football " back, which also denied an EM preparation match against Norway in Reims.