The Mosson Stadium
Lighting: 1,400 lux
By plane: Montpellier Méditerranée Aéroport
By train: Montpellier Gare (TGV)
By car: Autoroute : A9 - links up with Lyon and Barcelona
By bus: 15, 25 & 34
Tramway: Ligne 1
La Mosson Stadium owes its name to the river that flows at its foot. The stadium paid a heavy price for its location during the floods that occurred in late 2002. The site has been cleaned up since, though, and the local soccer club, Montpellier-Hérault SC, was once again able to satisfy its numerous supporters, as it had been doing since the early 1970s.
Rugby comes to life in Montpellier
While Montpellier’s football club has slid down into the second division, the city’s rugby club has carried the torch. Montpellier-Hérault Rugby Club, who won the Second Division title in 2003, are enjoying their third season in the top flight. But Montpellier is already a fixture in French rugby, staging championship final phase play-offs. Toulouse beat Bourgoin at La Mosson to reach the 1999 final and repeated the trick in 2003 at the expense of Agen.
New pitch and giant screens
For the 2007 RWC, La Mosson will undergo some improvements - a new pitch will be laid, the second in four years after flooding in 2002, two giant screens will be installed, the press stand will be enlarged, lighting and loud speakers will be improved and the dressing rooms will be refitted. Montpellier, a youthful, dynamic city, is preparing for a festive 2007. The Place de la Comédie, heart of the city, will be a fantastic meeting place for the South African and Australian fans.
Going to the stadium by public transport takes :
- 45 min from the airport
- 25 min from Saint-Roch station
- 20 min from town centre
Avenue de Heidelberg
Tel: 04 67 15 46 00