The stadium of France is the largest French stadium to accommodate up to 81,338 seats for football or rugby. It is located in the north of Paris, in the district of La Plaine Saint-Denis. It was built by Michel Macary, Aymeric Zublena, Michel Regembal and Claude Costantini, and opened in 1998. The roof is the most impressive structure, with its elliptical shape of 13 000 tonnes, 46 meters high.
The Stade de France hosts many sporting events (World Cup soccer, rugby world cup), but also of great shows (Ben-Hur) and concerts (Rolling Stones, Johnny Hallyday, Celine Dion, Tina Turner, Police, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Madonna)