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Stade Michel d'Ornano

Stade Michel-d'Ornano
Location Boulevard Georges Pompidou
BP 6138, 14064 Caen cedex
Owner City of Caen
Capacity 21,500
Field size 105 m x 68 m
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground December, 1991
Opened June 3, 1993
Construction cost 149 million French francs
(22.7 million EUR)
Architect Cabinet LND
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 the Basse-Normandie region.

The stadium was built in 1993 to replace the Stade de Venoix, and has a capacity of 21,500 people. [1]

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)
  • France 5-0 Kazakhstan (September 5, 2013)

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 against Olympique de Marseille in 2004.


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