2019 Women’s World Cup Host Venues

The 2019 Women’s World Cup with take place in nine host venues, in nine of France’s most incredible destinations.

Host City

Grenoble

This gorgeous city in the Alps may be known for winter sports (it hosted the Winter Games in 1968) but it’s eager to show the world it’s a world class destination for summer sports too. Grenoble’s central Stade des Alpes seats just over 20,068 and will make a scenic host for games at the Women’s World Cup in 2019.

grenoble

Host City

Le Havre

Located on the English Channel and the estuary of the River Seine, Le Havre is the second largest port in France. It’s also a lovely place to visit with beautiful green spaces and beaches as well as plenty of history and impressive architecture. Le Havre’s Stade Océane opened in 2012 and boasts a capacity of 25,278 for the Women’s World Cup matches.

le havre

Host City

Lyon

Foodies will love Lyon. In a country known for its food, Lyon is a standout. It’s also rich in culture, history, and architecture and has plenty to entertain visitors. The city’s Stade de Lyon is one of the largest in France and is no stranger to international soccer matches; it hosted six games during Euro 2016. It will host the semi-finals and epic final match at the 2019 Women’s World Cup.

lyon

Host City

Montpellier

Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Montpellier enjoys some of the sunniest weather in the country. It’s a vibrant, growing city with plenty of charm, some great museums, and plenty of shops and cafés to explore. Montpellier’s Stade de la Mosson seats 27,310 and its long resume includes playing host to six World Cup matches in 1998.

montpellier

Host City

Nice

Nice, with its prime location on the Cote d’Azur, is one of France’s most popular destinations. Offering panoramic views of both the sea and the mountains, gorgeous beaches, world-class casinos, and plenty of culture and charm, Nice has something for everyone. Stade de Nice is one of the newest stadiums in the tournament. It opened in 2013 and like Stade de Lyon, was a host venue for Euro 2016.

nice

Host City

Paris

Needing little introduction, Paris will be one of the most in-demand destinations at the 2019 Women’s World Cup. The food, the fashion, the romance, the history, the culture…there are so many sides of the city to explore. The 2019 Women’s World Cup will kick off at Parc de Princes stadium which will host the tournament’s opening match.

paris

Host City

Reims

The small city of Reims is known for its history, its culture, and a certain bubbly beverage. Champagne originated nearby and still is a major contributor to the city’s economy. Stade Auguste-Delaune is one of the most historic in the tournament, it even hosted games at the 1938 World Cup. It has undergone a number of renovations since, and most recently underwent a significant refurbishment in 2008.

Reims

Host City

Rennes

Located in the Brittany region, Rennes is a lively university town that was recently voted one of the most livable cities in the country. Though much of the city was destroyed by fire in 1720, it does boast some magnificent architecture. Another historic stadium, Roazhon Park, will host Rennes’ Women’s World Cup matches.

Reims

Host City

Valenciennes

With a prime location near the Belgian border, Valenciennes is within a few hours of Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, London, and Luxembourg. The city is known as the Athens of the North, a nod to its artistic influence. Valenciennes’ Stade du Hainaut has a capacity of 25,172 and will be one of nine venues for the 2019 Women’s World Cup.

valenciennes

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