The Stade Jean-Bouin is a multipurpose venue in the 16th arrondissement, located in the immediate vicinity of Parc des Princes (Football venue) and within walking distance from Roland-Garros (Tennis venue).
Named after Olympian middle-distance runner Jean Bouin, the stadium was originally constructed in 1925 and underwent a complete renovation in 2013. The design of architect Rudy Ricciotti expanded the venue’s capacity to 20,000 spectators and adorned it with an asymmetric roof, undulating in three dimensions and featuring a distinctive mesh pattern.
The Stade Jean-Bouin offers numerous VIP suites and media facilities as well as corporate event space. In addition, it has incorporated sustainable technology to benefit from solar panels installed on its roof and to recycle rainwater for irrigation purposes. An indoor gymnasium and tennis courts are located adjacent to the stadium. The pitch, composed of natural grass, was installed with the latest innovative grass technology.
The Stade Jean-Bouin will host the Rugby competitions for the Olympic Games.
The Stade Jean-Bouin is the home pitch of the Stade Français rugby union club (top French professional rugby league).
Following its renovation, the Stade Jean-Bouin hosted the IRB Women’s World Cup finals in 2014.
Future events for the Stade Jean-Bouin include Round 9 of the World Rugby Sevens Series starting in 2016.
Following the Olympic Games, the Stade Jean-Bouin will resume its role as the home pitch of the Stade Français rugby union club, as well as the host of football matches, including the French women’s national Football team’s international games and Round 9 of the World Rugby Seven Series.