Stade Louis II
- AS Monaco
- UEFA Super Cup in 1986, 1998 to 2012
- IAAF Diamond League meeting Herculis
- IAAF World Athletics Final in 2003, 2004, 2005
The Stade Louis II is an athletics and football stadium in the Principality of Monaco. It is home to the Monegasque football club AS Monaco and venue of the Herculis competition. It is named after Prince Louis II ( 1870-1949 ). As the Principality has no own football league, AS Monaco plays with the French league system.
The Stade Louis II is a pure seat stadium with 18,523 seats in the southern district of Fontvieille in Monaco and is integrated tightly into the surrounding buildings with residential houses. The complete district of Fontvieille was wrested by Landaufschüttung the Mediterranean. The stadium was by the then Prince Rainier III. commissioned and opened on 25 January 1985.
The actual pitch is 8.50 meters above street level and has been built on the four-storey stadium car park. Where up to 1,700 cars will be parked. In the belly of the stadium also include a sports and a swimming pool as well as boutiques. The architecture is unique with the large circular column behind the goals.
In addition to league games of the AS Monaco end of August, the UEFA Super Cup at the Stade Louis II was annually held 1998-2012. In this game, the winners of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League preseason clashed.
Since 1987, the Leitathletikwettkampf Herculis is held in the stadium. Since 2010, it is part of the IAAF Diamond League. From 2003 to 2005, the IAAF World Athletics Final was held at the Louis II.