Stade Gabriel Montpied is a multi-purpose French Stadium located in the central city and commune of Clermont-Ferrand.
First opened back in December 1995, the 10,607 capacity ground is primarily used for football matches of local team Clermont Foot Auvergne 63.
Clermont Stadium Guide
|Address:||4, rue Adrien Mabrut, Clermont Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 63100|
|Pitch Size:||105m x 68m|
|Stadium Owner:||Ville de Clermont-Ferrand|
|Operator:||Clermont Foot 64|
|Names:||Gabriel Montpied Stadium (English)|
|Construction Cost:||€ 77 million (2018 rennovation)|
Stade Gabriel Montpied History
Stade Gabriel Montpied first opened on 30th December 1996, and was the only stadium architect Jacques Kalisz built throughout his distinguished career.
Often compared to Limerick’s Thomond Park, the stadium’s design is said to resemble a human eye – courtesy of the is centred on the curved presence of the large Gergovie stand.
Capable of seating 8,000 supporters, the main stand seats more fans than the rest of the stadium put together. Whilst commended for its aesthetics, structurally the roof design has at times being problematic.
Due to its tall structure and enclosed nature it suffers from high wind resistance, and on 27th December 1999 a storm caused damage to around 60% of the roof.
The record attendance at Clermont Foot’s stadium was set on July 23rd 2014 in a preseason friendly between Olympique Marseilles and S.L Benfica.
It was hosted at Gabriel Montpied because Marseille’s Stade Vélodrome was undergoing expansion in preparation for Euro 2016.
As for the future of Stade Gabriel Montpied there has been growing speculation since at least 2012 that it could be largely rebuilt to a state-of-the-art stadium.
Similar to what Udinese are currently doing with Stadio Friuli to preserve the iconic main stand, the renovation would involve the construction of a horse-shoe shaped stand across three sections of the pitch, with a total capacity of 30,000.
Clermont Foot Info
|Full Name:||Clermont Foot 63|
|Rivals:||AS Moulins, AS Yzeure, Grenoble Foot 38, LB Châteauroux, Bourg en Bresse Péronnas|
|Team Colours:||Red and Blue|
|Famous Players:||Jason Berthomier, Mohamed Bayo, Jim Allevinah, Vital N'Simba, Florent Ogier|
|Famous Managers:||Helena Costa, Corinne Diacre, Pascal Gastien, Michel Der Zakarian, Régis Brouard|
|Team Owner:||Ahmet Schaefer|
|Team Goalscorer:||Rémy Dugimont (44)|
|Most Appearances:||Eugène Ekobo (255)|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Stade Gabriel Montpied?
French side Clermont play their home matches at Stade Gabriel Montpied.
What is the capacity of Stade Gabriel Montpied?
As of 2023 Stade Gabriel Montpied has an official seating capacity of 10,670 for Football matches.
When was Stade Gabriel Montpied opened?
Stade Gabriel Montpied officially opened in 1995 and is home to Clermont
What is the postcode for Stade Gabriel Montpied?
The postcode for Stade Gabriel Montpied is 63100.
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Stade Gabriel Montpied in 2023. Please visit the official website of Clermont for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.