Le Chaudron vert
|The Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in November 2013|
|place||14, rue Paul et Pierre Guichard 42028 Saint-Étienne , France
AS Saint-Étienne (1931–1965)
City of Saint-Étienne (since 1965)
|start of building||September 1930|
|opening||September 13, 1931|
|First game||September 17, 1931|
|Renovations||1936–1938, 1957, 1968, 1976, 1984, 1997–1998, 2007, 2011–2014, 2016|
|costs||600,000 FRF (1931)
71.8 million euros (2011-2014)
|architect||Thierry Meyer, Michael Saidoun (1930)
Dominique Berger, André Jallon (1998)
Atelier Chaix & Morel et Associés, ARCH, IOSIS (2011)
Atelier Chaix & Morel et Associés (2016)
|playing area||105 m × 68 m|
The Stade Geoffroy-Guichard is a rugby and football stadium in the Carnot Le Marais district of the French city of Saint-Étienne , Loire department . It is the home ground of the AS Saint-Étienne football club . It was u. a. one of ten venues for the 2016 European Football Championship and was renovated in advance. The sports facility is nicknamed Le Chaudron or Le Chaudron vert ( German Der Kessel, Der green Kessel ).
Construction of the stadium began in September 1930. The facility was officially opened on September 13, 1931, and the first game took place on September 17. At that time there was only one grandstand with space for 1,800 fans. The capacity was gradually expanded. In 1938 there were already 15,000 spectator seats, in 1957 the athletics facility in Geoffroy-Guichard was removed and expanded to 25,000 seats. In 1965 the club sold the stadium to the city for the equivalent of 25 million euros and a floodlight system was installed. In 1968 the next expansion stage with 39,570 places was inaugurated. Between 1968 and 1976 all spectator stands were roofed over. For the European Football Championship in 1984 , the site was modernized and the space increased to 48,274, of which 22,000 were seats. The 1998 World Cup led to another renovation and the reduction of the capacity to the current number of 41,965 seats. The stadium has only had seats since 1998. The building has four grandstands, each of which is divided into upper and lower tier. The record crowd of 47,747 spectators was reached in the quarter-finals of the French Cup in the game against Lille on May 11, 1985. After the renovation and the resulting reduction in the number of spectators, the record was 35,352 in the Ligue 1 match against Olympique Lyon in the 2005/06 season.
The Fédération Française de Football will apply with the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard to host the 2022/23 UEFA Europa League final. The association has sent UEFA the necessary documents, which are currently being examined. Saint-Étienne had previously prevailed against Toulouse ( Stadium Municipal ), Nice ( Stade de Nice ) and Montpellier ( Stade de la Mosson ), according to Gaël Perdriau, Mayor of Saint-Étienne.
The Stade Geoffroy-Guichard owes its name to Geoffroy Guichard , who founded the retail chain Casino . The AS Saint-Étienne has its origins in the company's employees. The stadium stands on land that was previously owned by Casino .
- Total capacity: 41,965
- Tribune Charles Paret: North, 10,085 seats, of which 7,956 on Kop Nord and 2,129 on the upper tier, from 1983 to 2012 it had an acrylic glass roof
- Tribune Jean Snella : South, 10,145 seats, of which 7817 on Kop South and 2328 on the upper tier
- Tribune Pierre Faurand: West, 7606 seats, including 18 boxes and around 1200 VIP seats
- Tribune Henri Point: East, 13,842 seats, 2100 of which are for guest fans
Games for the 1984 European Football Championship
The Stade Geoffroy-Guichard hosted two games of the 1984 European Football Championship .
|June 14, 1984||Preliminary round||Romania||Spain||1: 1 (1: 1)|
|June 19, 1984||Preliminary round||France||Yugoslavia||3: 2 (0: 1)|
Games for the 1998 World Cup
During the 1998 World Cup , the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard hosted six games.
|June 14, 1998||Preliminary round||Yugoslavia||Iran||1: 0 (0: 0)|
|June 17, 1998||Preliminary round||Chile||Austria||1: 1 (0: 0)|
|June 19, 1998||Preliminary round||Spain||Paraguay||0-0|
|June 23, 1998||Preliminary round||Scotland||Morocco||0: 3 (0: 1)|
|June 25, 1998||Preliminary round||Netherlands||Mexico||2: 2 (2: 0)|
|June 30, 1998||Round of 16||Argentina||England||2: 2 n.v. (2: 2, 2: 2), 4: 3 i. E.|
Games for the 2007 Rugby Union World Cup
In 2007 three games of the Rugby Union World Cup took place at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
|Sep 9 2007||Preliminary round||Scotland||Portugal||56:10 (28:10)|
|26 Sep 2007||Preliminary round||Samoa||United States||25:21 (22: 3)|
|29 Sep 2016||Preliminary round||Scotland||Italy||18:16 (12:10)|
Games for the 2016 European Football Championship
On the occasion of the 2016 European Football Championship , a total of four games took place at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
|June 14, 2016||Preliminary round||Portugal||Iceland||1: 1 (1: 0)|
|17th June 2016||Preliminary round||Czech Republic||Croatia||2: 2 (0: 1)|
|20th June 2016||Preliminary round||Slovakia||England||0-0|
|June 25, 2016||Round of 16||Switzerland||Poland||1: 1 n.V. (1: 1, 0: 1), 4: 5 in E.|
Aerial photo from April 2016, after the last renovation for the 2016 European Football Championship
- geoffroy-guichard.com: Website for the renovation (French)
- geoffroy.guichard.free.fr: website about the stadium (French)
- stadionwelt.de: Stadium guide
- europlan-online.de: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard - Saint-Étienne
- stadiumdb.com: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (Le Chaudron) (English)
- stadiumguide.com: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (English)
- AS Saint-Étienne wants to buy back stadium. In: stadionwelt.de. April 11, 2017. Retrieved November 15, 2019 .
- Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (Le Chaudron). In: stadiumdb.com. Retrieved November 15, 2019 .
- Europa League final in France in 2023? In: stadionwelt.de. November 13, 2019, accessed November 15, 2019 .
- Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. In: asse-stats.com. Retrieved November 15, 2019 (French).