Stade Raymond Kopa formerly known as Jean-Bouin Stadium until March 2017 is a purpose built football stadium used by local team Angers Sporting Club de l’Ouest who ply their trade in the second tier of French football. First opened over 100 years ago in 1912, the current capacity stands at 17,835 and is located in the city of Angers.
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Angers Stadium Guide
|Address:||11, boulevard Pierre-de-Coubertin, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, 49000|
|Pitch Size:||105 × 68 metres|
|Former Names:||Stade Bessonneau (1912-1957), Stade Municipal (1957-1968), Stade Jean-Bouin (1968-2017)|
Stade Raymond Kopa History
The site on which today’s Stade Jean-Bouin has been used to host football matches and sporting events for the city of Angers since at least 1912. The first iteration of the ground was named Stade Bessonneau after the local industrialist and deputy mayor of the Maine-et-Loire who was instrumental in the stadium’s creation, with the first grandstand appearing in 1925.
Renamed the Municipal Stadium in 1957, the stadium peaked with a capacity of 21,000 in the late 1980s, although the official record attendance was set on 26th April 1969. An estimated 22,989 supporters came to see the semi-final match between Ligue 2 side SCO Angers, and eventual Coupe de France Winners Olymique de Marseille .
A record which is unlikely to ever be beaten, Stade Jean-Bouin’s capacity was scaled down in the 1990s to 17,000 after Angers SCO earned promotion to Ligue 1 in 1993. As part of the club’s participation in the top flight of French football, the stadium was forced to undergo renovation work in order to comply with more rigorous safety regulations.
The most recent renovation work which has occurred at Jean Bouin stadium came during the 2010/2011 season when a new 5,400 capacity stand was built where the hill previously sat. Designed to resemble the opposite St Leonard Tribune, other minor changes were also made such as the removal of perimeter fencing and the installation of an improved security camera system.
Stade Jean-Bouin has hosted one European game to date between SCO Angers and Dynamo Berlin. The club qualified for the UEFA Cup during the 1972/1973 season after a 4th placed finish in the league but were subsequently knocked out in the opening round 3-2 on aggregate.
|Full Name:||Angers SCO|
|Rivals:||Stade Lavallois, Le Mans FC|
|Team Colours:||Black and White|
|Club Mascot:||Scotty (The Panda)|
|Nicknames:||Le SCO, Les Scoïstes, Les Noirs et Blancs (The Black and Whites)|
|Famous Players:||Angelo Fulgini, Sofiane Boufal, Lassana Coulibaly, Paul Bernardoni, Azzedine Ounahi|
|Famous Managers:||Stéphane Moulin, Loïc Amisse, Jean-Louis Garcia, André Guesdon, Gérald Baticle|
|Team Owner:||Saïd Chabane|
|Team Goalscorer:||Claudiu Keseru (42)|
|Most Appearances:||Vincent Manceau (355)|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Stade Raymond Kopa?
French side Angers play their home matches at Stade Raymond Kopa.
What is the capacity of Stade Raymond Kopa?
As of 2021 Stade Raymond Kopa has an official seating capacity of 18,752 for Football matches.
When was Stade Raymond Kopa opened?
Stade Raymond Kopa officially opened in 1925 and is home to Angers
What is the postcode for Stade Raymond Kopa?
The postcode for Stade Raymond Kopa is 49000.
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Stade Raymond Kopa in 2021. Please visit the official website of Angers for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.