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Stade Oceane, Le Havre, France

FIFA women's world cup quarter finals

Stade Oceane is the venue of the 2019 FIFA women’s world cup. Located in Le Havre France, the Stadium is set to hold 24000 spectators celebrating their favorite team either England or Norway. However, the Stadium has a maximum capacity of 25181 spectators when they are all seated, and it is the home ground of Le Havre FC. Stade Oceane was also the Venue of the impeccable match between France and Brazil in the round of Sixteen. France proceeded to the last eight after beating Brazil 2-1 in a thriller match. Le Havre is a port city located at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel. The city has a rich history as it was heavily bombed during the battle of Normandy in the second World War thereby losing much of its original splendor. The Stadium was officially opened in 2012, and its primary purpose is to host sporting events. Stade Oceane replaced the old Stade Jules Deschaseaux’ which is still standing in Le Havre.  Stade Oceane is an architectural emblem depicting the physical regeneration of the neighborhood as you get into Le Havre.

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The sea blue polymer and synthetic shell illuminate the interior of the stadium, thereby giving it the stunning sight for stadium lovers. If you will be visiting France for the world cup, Le Havre is alive because it will be holding the Quarterfinal matches with the locals eager to showcase their port city and futuristic stadium to the visiting spectators. Stade Oceane is one of the largest stadiums in the Normandy region, and the strategic location makes it easy for a visitor to sail all the way to Paris all head to the English Channel.

The blue shell, softly curving and the multi-faceted design lends the stadium its magnificence and lightness. Football in this region is dominated by Le Harve Athletic club that plays in Ligue 2, the second level of French football. The football club is renowned because of its youthful program that has helped nurture young talents like the famous Paul Pogba and Dimitri Payet that have made an impact at the international level.

Manchester United Paul Pogba is a product of Le Harve youth program

Around the stadium, there are too many food outlets and hotels which allows you to grab a quick fix. The kiosks also provide the usual football environment. Within the immediate vicinity of the stadium, there are not existing deals to do or see. As such you can travel to Paris which is just over two hours away on the intercity train service from Paris Saint-Lazare to Le Havre railway station. If you will be arriving by car, the stadium is located on the main route in and out of the port. From here you can join the major roads to the various cities around the Normandy region. Parking is available at the stadium and in the local neighborhood. Entry into the stadium is by bar code tickets. The Stade Oceane, the home of Le Havre AC will be hosting the 2019 Women’s world cup matches. You can take your time to visit this antic city and venue.

 

 

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