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How to attend Rugby World Cup matches in LILLE?

To fully enjoy the rugby experience in Lille, it’s essential to plan how to attend Rugby World Cup matches. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the process.

Purchase of tickets

Tickets for Rugby World Cup matches can usually be purchased online via the official Rugby World Cup website or via authorized retailers. It is advisable to buy your tickets in advance to guarantee a place, as matches can sell out quickly, especially during the final stages.

Pierre-Mauroy Stadium

Rugby World Cup matches in Lille will take place at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. Located in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, on the outskirts of Lille, this modern stadium has a capacity of over 50,000 spectators.

Stadium access

Stade Pierre-Mauroy is easily accessible by public transport from the center of Lille. You can take metro line 1 towards 4 Cantons – Stade Pierre-Mauroy, which drops you off just a few minutes’ walk from the stadium. The journey takes around 15 minutes from Lille Flandres station.

It’s also possible to get to the stadium by car, but note that parking can be limited and it’s often more convenient to use public transport.

Stadium security

As with all major sporting events, security measures will be in place at the stadium. Plan to arrive early to avoid long queues and pass through security checks. Don’t forget that certain items may not be allowed in the stadium, so check the stadium rules before you go.

Enjoy the game

Once you’re in the stadium, all you have to do is enjoy the match! Whether you’re a rugby fan or a casual spectator, the electrifying atmosphere of a Rugby World Cup match is an experience not to be missed.


Remember to support your team in a respectful and sporting manner, always respecting other spectators and the referee’s decisions. Rugby is a sport of respect and camaraderie, so make it a positive experience for everyone.

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