Club: Havre AC | Opening: 2012 | Capacity: 25,278 seats
History and description
Stade Océane officially opened on 12 July 2012, exactly two years after construction had begun.
Stade Oceane replaced the old Stade Jules-Deschaseaux, which had been located just a few hundred metres away of the new stadium. The stadium got built on the terrains of the national railroad company SNCF, and came at a cost of €80 million.
Stade Oceane opened with a match between Havre AC and Lille (1-2). The stadium’s most characteristic feature is its bright blue exterior and roof that light up at night.
How to get to Stade Oceane
Stade Océane is located toward the east of the city of Le Havre, roughly 3.5 kilometres from Le Havre’s city centre and the main railway station.
The stadium lies adjacent to the RD6015, one of the main access roads that leads into the city from the A131 in the east.
From the city centre you can catch bus 2 to get to the stadium (e.g. from Cathédrale). Take the bus in the direction of Soquence and get off at stop Dr Lamaze, which is next to the old Stade Jules-Deschaseaux. Cross the RD6015 to get to the stadium.
From the main railway station you can get bus 5 toward Graville. Get off at stop Champs Barêts, which is a short walk from Stade Oceane. Alternatives are bus 9 toward Gournay (stop Dr Lamaze) or bus 4 toward Graville (stop A. Blanqui).
After a home match there are free shuttle buses that bring you back to the centre of Le Havre.
Address: Boulevard de Léningrad, Le Havre
Ticket prices range from €10.00 for a seat behind the goal to €25.00 for a seat at the main stand.