Stade Raymond Kopa
Club: Angers SCO | Opening: 1912 | Capacity: 16,500 seats
History and description
Stade Raymond Kopa, previously known as Stade Jean Bouin, opened in 1912. The stadium was initially called Stade Bessonneau and had an athletics track, which got removed in 1957 in a redevelopment. At the same time it got renamed Stade Jean Bouin.
The stadium underwent a next major redevelopment in 1993 when Angers promoted to Ligue 1, including the construction of the new curved Colombier stand behind the goal, similar to those of Marseille’s Stade Velodrome which would get built a few years later.
Stade Jean Bouin underwent the next few changes in the 2010s when first a new stand got built and in following years further refurbishments were performed.
In March 2017, the Angers city council voted to rename the stadium to Stade Raymond Kopa in honour of the recently deceased Raymond Kopa, an ex-player of the club.
How to get to Stade Raymond Kopa
Stade Raymond Kopa is located towards the south-west of Angers at roughly 2 kilometres from Angers’ city centre. It takes about half an hour to walk to the stadium from the cathedral in the centre.
It also takes about half an hour to walk from the main rail station, which is located close to the city centre. Angers has good train connections to the rest of France. Frequent trains run from Paris. The journey takes about 1.5 hours.
Instead of walking, you can also catch either bus 2, 9, or 12 to get to Stade Raymond Kopa.
Address: Rue du Colombier, 49100 Angers
Tickets for Angers games can be bought online, at the club store at the 58 Promenade de la Baumette (about 1.5 kilometres south of the centre), at one of the official sales outlets, or at any of the France Billet or Ticketnet sales point.
If not sold out, tickets are also available at the stadium from 1.5 hours before the match.
Ticket prices range from €15.00 for a seat behind the goal to €60.00 for the best seats at the main stand.