The Stade de France is the biggest French stadium with 81,338 seats in football / rugby configuration. It is located in the district of La Plaine Saint-Denis in Saint-Denis, a northern suburb of Paris. It is the work of architects Michel Macary, Aymeric Zublena, Regembal Michel and Claude Costantini. The architecture of this stage is based on the Worldport the U.S. airline Pan Am, which is located at the airport John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
It was inaugurated January 28, 1998 by Jacques Chirac, President of the Republic, during the football match France – Spain. Built for the needs of the FIFA World Cup in France to replace the Parc des Princes deemed too small, it was also designed to accommodate various sporting events: football, rugby, athletics, motor racing. It can also host concerts, shows and major events (dreams of snow and beach stage). Its capacity varies between 70,000 (athletics) and 81,338 places (football, rugby, concerts and shows) with retractable lower stands.
He temporarily took the name Stade de France – Paris 2012 (because it was the Olympic Stadium in Paris in 2012) until the appointment of London for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
To date, this is the only stadium in the world to have hosted the final of World Cup football final world cup rugby.