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Stade Michel-d'Ornano
Vue densemble dornano.JPG
Location Boulevard Georges Pompidou
BP 6138, 14064 Caen cedex
Broke ground December, 1991
Opened June 3, 1993
Owner Ville de Caen
Surface Grass
Construction cost 149 millions de francs
(22.7 million EUR)
Architect Cabinet LND
Capacity about 21,000
Field dimensions 105 m x 68 m
Tenants
SM Caen

Stade Michel d'Ornano is a multi-use stadium in Caen, France. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Stade Malherbe Caen. It is named after the French politician Michel d'Ornano, former president of Basse-Normandie region.

Originally designed to hold 22,864 people, the stadium is built in 1993 in replacement of Stade de Venoix. Its capacity was reduced several times, and is now officially 21 500 people. However it is likely to be smaller (around 21 000), since no match even played exceeded this attendance.

International matches

France national football team played twice in this stadium :

  • France 3-1 Russia (July 28, 1993)
  • France 2-0 Israel (November 15, 1995)

France national under-21 football team also played in this stadium during the qualification for the European Championship :

  • France 1-1 Israel (October 7, 2006)

When preparing for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, England national football team played a friendly match against Stade Malherbe Caen :

  • SM Caen 0 - 1 England (June 9, 1998).

Attendances

The average attendance largely depends on results of Stade Malherbe Caen. Matches are played regularly sold out when the club plays in Ligue 1, and average attendance is around 10,000 when SM Caen competes in second division.

The record attendance at Stade d'Ornano was of 20,972, for a match againt Olympique de Marseille in 2004.

Gallery

Coordinates: 49°10′46.06″N 0°23′48.36″W / 49.1794611°N 0.3967667°W / 49.1794611; -0.3967667

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