The Stade Saint- Symphorien is a football stadium in the French Longeville- lès -Metz, located on the southwestern outskirts of Metz. In the stadium of football club FC Metz plays its home games.
The stadium was like the Mosel island on which it is located, for the Holy Symphorianus, a Christian martyr of the second century, named.
The Stade Saint- Symphorien was opened on 11 September 1923. The first Game of the FC Metz vs Stade Rennes. Initially, the capacity was 10,000 spectators, four years later, it was expanded to 15,000. The stadium was expanded in the late 1990s to 26,700 spectators. In 2001, the renovation work was completed at the stadium.
Currently, the capacity of the stadium is 26,700 spectators. All 26,700 seats are seats. At the games, the domestic fan groups of FC Metz transform the areas behind the gates into standing room.
A record number of visitors placed Olympique Marseille, which still holds true today - in 1991, was the match FC Metz. At that time, 28 766 spectators were in the stadium.
By public transport, by bus and metro, the stadium is easily accessible. It is located about 10 minutes from Central Station.