Stade Chaban-Delmas

Monday 04 July 2011 - 15h33
Stade Chaban-Delmas

With over 500,000 people coming through the turnstiles at Stade Chaban-Delmas every year, the matches of FC Girondins de Bordeaux are the Aquitaine region's premier attraction.

Big attendances in a historic setting

Address: Place Johnston • 33000 Bordeaux
Tel. 0 892 68 34 33 (0.34€/mn) •
Fax 05 56 96 71 57

Date of inauguration: 1938.
Owner: Bordeaux City Council.
Capacity: 34,263 [32,500 to meet UEFA specifications].
Record attendance: 40,200 for the match against Juventus on 24/04/1985.
Pitch dimensions: 105 x 65 m.
Projectors: 1,400 lux.
The longest player tunnel in Europe: 120 metres.
Linked to the tram and bus networks.
Public car park nearby: “Portes de Bordeaux”.


  • by telephone: 0 892 68 34 33 [0,34per minute].
  • by Internet:
  • from France Billet and Ticketnet outlets, Box Office, Stade Chaban-Delmas, Le Haillan Club Shop.


A brief history


  • 1912: Acquisition of the land by the Sports estate agency. Ten years later, installation of the first football pitch on the site.
  • 1938: Development of the stadium, designed by René Buthaud. The open stands and the combination of modernist and neoclassical influences were an innovation at this time. The stadium was officially opened on June 12th 1938 for the World Cup.
  • The stadium has welcomed a variety of events over the years: the finishing line for stages of the Tour de France, the first national championship won by the Girondins in 1950, and even matches in other sports such as field hockey and boxing.
  • March 4th 1973: The stadium draws a particularly large crowd for a friendly match against F.C Santos. At this time the playmaker of the Brazilian club was a certain Edson Arantes Do Nascimento, better knoxn as Pelé!
  • 1987: The cycle track is removed in order to increase capacity, with renovation works creating a more welcoming, comfortable and spacious venue.
  • 1998: The stadium undergoes further renovation ahead of the Football World Cup.
  • 1999: The Stade Lescure is renamed Stade Chaban-Delmas, in honour of Jacques Chaban-Delmas - resister, Mayor of Bordeaux, President of the National Assembly and Prime Minister. In the same year, the Girondins hold a party to celebrate their latest championship title - at 3am, immediately after returning from the final, decisive match in Paris.

On many occasions, the action at Stade Chaban-Delmas has set the city alight. It is a stadium rich with history, something not many footballing arenas can boast.

Ticket pricing system

Depending on the status of the opposition, FC Girondins de Bordeaux applies a range of ticket price options ranging from Category 4 to Category 1. In addition, the Club reserves the right to apply other price tariffs should this be justified by the event. 


By bus:


  • From Bordeaux St-Jean train station: line 9, direction Quai de Bacalan. Alight at Stade Chaban-Delmas.
  • From Place de la Victoire or Place Gambetta: line 16, direction Mérignac Capeyron. Get off at Pasteur, then take line 9, direction Gare St-Jean. Alight at Stade Chaban-Delmas.

By tramway:


  • From Bordeaux St-Jean train station: line C, direction Quinconces. Alight at Porte de Bourgogne and take line A, direction Saint-Augustin. Alight at Stade Chaban-Delmas.
  • From the university Campus or Place de la Victoire: line B, direction Quinconces. Alight at Hôtel de Ville and take line A, direction Saint-Augustin. Alight at Stade Stade Chaban-Delmas.

By air:

Fly to Bordeaux-Mérignac, then:

  • take the bus: line 49, direction Hôpital Pellegrin. From Hôpital Pellegrin, the stadium is a short walk away.
  • by car.

By train:

Alight at Gare St-Jean de Bordeaux,

  • take the bus, tram or car.

By car:


Take the “Boulevards” of Bordeaux and head towards the Hopital Pellegrin. The public car park “Portes de Bordeaux” is nearby.




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