France has been designated as the host country for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in London on November 15, 2017. This is the second time that France will host the Rugby World Cup, after being host country in 2007. One year before the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, the oval ball festival will allow the best rugby teams from the northern and southern hemispheres to compete in the Webb Ellis Cup on French soil: South Africa, England, Argentina, Australia, France Ireland, New Zealand, Wales and many others.
9 stadiums have already been selected for the organization of this 10th edition of the Rugby World Cup: Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, Groupama Stadium in Lyon, Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille, Stade Matmut-Atlantique in Bordeaux, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Etienne, Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, Allianz Riviera in Nice and Stadium de Toulouse.
Ten matches will take place at the Stade de France, including the opening match, two quarter-finals, the two semi-finals and the final of the tournament.
Taking into account the impact of Covid-19 on international rugby matches in 2020, and to be fair to the qualified teams, the Rugby World Cup Board decided that the world ranking as of January 1st, 2020 would be used to distribute the five hats.
After the draw of December 14, 2020 - here are the "groups"
France - Uruguay: September 14, 2023 at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille (hotel)
France - Africa 1: September 21, 2023 at the Velodrome Stadium in Marseille (book a hotel)
France - Italy: October 6, 2023 at the Parc OL in Lyon
A Rugby Paris fan zone (village) will be set up on Place de la Concorde in Paris, between the Obelisk and the Jardin des Tuileries, for the duration of the World Cup. The village will offer entertainment, as well as match night broadcasts on two giant screens surrounding the Obelisk, and concerts on the main stage.
Open from September 8 to October 28, 2023, between 2 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
A Rugby fan zone will be set up in Saint-Denis for the duration of the World Cup, in front of the Parvis de la Basilique Saint-Denis. Entertainment will be offered during the week and on match days.
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How do I get to the Stadium St Denis by public transportation, where are the parking lots?
Tip: it will be very difficult to get to the Stade de France by car (crowds, security zone where parking will be prohibited, etc.); think "public transportation" (RER, metro, tramway - Ile de Frane Mobilité) instead. The latter will have adjusted schedules.