Club: ES Troyes AC | Opening: 1924 | Capacity: 20,400 seats
History and description
Stade de l’Aube was built in 1924, and while it got further developed in 1956, it remained a rather modest stadium with two small covered stands at the long sides and earth banks at the ends. The stadium was at that time oval-shaped.
In the 1970s, Stade de l’Aube would occasionally fill up with up to 17,000 spectators, but after the descend of Troyes to the fourth division in the 1980s, often not more than a 1,000 fans showed up.
Troyes’ fortunes returned in the 1990s, and after the club promoted to Ligue 1 in 1999, a more modern stadium was needed.
Building works started with the demolition of the Marathon Stand in April 1999, which got replaced by a new all-seater stand, finished a few months later.
Works continued with two new stands at both ends, and were completed with the opening of a new main stand in 2004, fully enclosing the stadium on one of its sides.
Stade de l’Aube is located on the eastern edge of the small city of Troyes, at just over a kilometre from its historic centre.
The walk from the centre to the stadium will take 15 minutes at most, though walking from the railway station, located at the other side of the centre, will likely take over 30 minutes.
Alternatively, one can catch bus 1 from the railway station (or centre). Take the bus in the direction of Pont Ste Marie and get off at stop Stade de l’Aube, right in front of the stadium. Buses go regularly and the ride only takes 10 minutes.
There are regular direct trains from station Paris Est to Troyes. The journey takes just over 1.5 hour.
By car, the stadium is easiest reached from the A26, which runs east of the city and connects with the A5 further south. From the A26, take exit 23 toward St Dizier / Troyes-Est. At the roundabout after the toll booths take the second exit toward Troyes (N 19). At the next roundabout take again the second exit, this time toward St Parres (D 619). Keep following the D 619 into the city (passing another few roundabouts) until the crossing with the Avenue Robert Schuman. Turn right following the sign for Stade de l’Aube.
Address: Avenue Robert Schuman, 10000 Troyes
Tickets for Troyes games can be bought online via Digitick, at the ticket office at Stade de l’Aube (only opened in the afternoons), or at the Digitick and TicketNet sales outlets.
Tickets can also be bought at the ticket windows of the stadium from one hour before the start of the match.
Troyes has divided their home matches into three pricing categories. Tickets for regular matches, the cheapest, range in price from €15.00 for a lower-tier seat behind the goal to €40.00 for an upper-tier seat at the main stand. Tickets for Super Gala matches, the most expensive, range in price from €25.00 to €55.00.
For more information call +33 (0) 3 25 70 48 30.
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