Stade de France taken off Six Nations map
NEWS: The 2024 Six Nations will not feature the famous Stade de France on its roster.
The 2024 Six Nations fixtures have been confirmed, with the five-round tournament set to kick off on Friday, February 2.
France will be hosting Ireland, but it won’t be at the famous Paris venue.
“Please note French venues for the 2024 Six Nations fixtures – hosted by France – will be communicated in due course,” the Six Nations statement said.
‘however, it will not be at the Stade de France in Paris,” the media release added.
There was no explanation given at why France will move its Six Nations games away from the Stade de France just, months after the stadium is scheduled to host the Final of the 2023 World Cup in October.
Noteworthy features of 2024 fixtures
* France opens and closes the 2024 Six Nations Championship.
* The 2024 Championship will kick off on Friday, February 2 – with France hosting Ireland, before Super Saturday on March 16 is concluded with France welcoming England.
With over a century of heritage, boasting passionate sporting rivalries, and games that live in the memories of fans the world over, the 2024 Championship promises to add to this legacy.
Round one of the Six Nations will hopefully see a repeat of a staggering 2023 clash between France and Ireland, to kick off the latest edition of the Championship, before moving to round two, which is dominated by one of the game’s biggest rivalries, England versus Wales, at Twickenham.
The oldest international match in the sport, Scotland versus England, will be played out in Edinburgh in round three, before Scotland travels to Rome in round four to take on the Azzurri.
It was Italy who wrote their name into the Six Nations history books in 2022, on the final day of the Championship, claiming a dramatic victory over Wales in Cardiff.
The stage is set again, in a fixture that is catapulting itself into the hearts and minds of fans.
France then closes out the 2024 Championship with Le Crunch, hosting England.
“A constant of the Six Nations is the drama, unpredictable storylines, and rivalries playing out over five unmissable rounds of fixtures,” Ben Morel, CEO of Six Nations Rugby, said.
“This is what drives the sheer excitement fans have for this great Championship.
“We see it every year when the fixtures are confirmed.
“Fans, media, and players are talking about the games, the rivalries and debating the results. Thanks to our comprehensive broadcast partnerships and coverage, we can bring every moment of the Championship to fans all over the world, and it is exciting to help fans look forward to what is in store for 2024.”