The stadium was formerly known as Stade Municipal from 1935-1945.
Stade du Hainaut is a multi-purpose stadium of Valenciennes that predominantly hosts soccer matches. It is the home ground of Valenciennes FC that played its home matches at Stade Nungesser for 80 years. It has a capacity for 25,000 spectators that can be expanded up to 35,000 to host concerts.
The stadium was inaugurated in 1935 by the then President of France, Albert Lebrun and after three years, the stadium hosted its first and only World Cup match.
After the major renovation phase that lasted in 2008, the stadium was officially reopened on 5th December 2008 with a memorable match between Reims and Lens football clubs.
After the Second World War, the stadium was renamed as Auguste Delaune in the memory of sportsman from Normandy who was tortured and killed by a Nazi officer.
The stadium has been selected as one of the host venues for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup matches.
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