Club: Valenciennes FC | Opening: 2011 | Capacity: 24,926 seats
History and description
Stade du Hainaut replaced Stade Nungesser, which had been the home of Valenciennes for over 80 years.
Stade du Hainaut officially opened on 26 July 2011 with a friendly match between Valenciennes FC and Borussia Dortmund (0-1).
The new stadium came at a cost of €75 million.
Stade du Hainaut was one of the playing venues of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
How to get to Stade du Hainaut
Stade du Hainaut is located toward the south-east of Valenciennes, about 1.5 kilometres from the city centre and 500 metres more from the railway station.
From the station and centre take Valenciennes’ only tram line to the stadium. Take tram A in the direction of Université and get off at stop Nungesser. From there it is a 10-minute walk to the stadium. Trams run many times an hour. The ride only take 5 minutes.
Bus 103 stops closer to the stadium, but only runs once an hour. Take the bus in the direction of Verchain Mairie. Get off at stop Stade Nungesser. The ride takes about 10 minutes.
Address: Avenue des Sports, 59300 Valenciennes
Tickets for Valenciennes games can be bought online, or in person at the ticket windows of the stadium, at the Club Boutique at 2 Rue du Quesnoy in Valenciennes city centre, or through any of the Ticketmaster sales points.
If tickets remain, these can be bought on the day of the match at the ticket windows of the stadium. Valenciennes sell out rarely.
Ticket prices come in different price categories but expect to pay from €9.00 for a seat behind the goal to €25.00 for a central seat at the main stand. Prices are higher €2.00 to €10.00 higher for higher-profile matches.