– Rugby World Cup France 2023 (@ France2023) October 12, 2020
Nothing at the Parc des Princes!
What could be more symbolic than to finish the # WELOVE2023TOUR in Seine-Saint-Denis, land of champions, at the foot of the Stade de France which will be the major theater of the Rugby World Cup in 2023.
Thank you to those across France who contributed to this tremendous success! pic.twitter.com/gZO0UQIT9l
– Claude Atcher (@ClaudeATCHER) October 12, 2020
In total, it is therefore ten matches (800,000 spectators) that the SDF will offer, when it hosted seven during the 2007 World Cup, co-organized with Wales and Scotland. Enough to make the general manager of the consortium Alexandra Boutelier say in the daily columns that “with ten matches organized within it, the Stade de France will undoubtedly be the beating heart of this extraordinary competition”. However, if the draw has been maintained at the Palais Brongniart in Paris – but no longer on the initial date of November 29 but that of December 14 – the Capital, it will not host any match of this World Cup in France. The PSG now having the exclusivity of the Parc des Princes, the Porte d’Auteuil stadium, unlike 2007 (five games), this time will be white cabbage, unlike the Parc OL in Lyon, the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Lille, the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne, the Allianz Riviera in Nice, the La Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, the Toulouse stadium, the Matmut Atlantique de Bordeaux and the Orange Vélodrome, which will offer the other two quarter-finals. It was well worth a stop for the tournament train by Saint-Denis.