About Stade Louis-II

Built by the sea in the early 1980s, the Stade Louis-II has hosted AS MONACO home matches since 1985, as well as the club's headquarters. Inaugurated by HSH Prince Rainier-III on January 25, 1985, the ground is a gigantic 30,000 m² complex in the Fontvieille district and overlooking the sea, a stone's throw from the old fort bearing the same name.


  • An outdoor stadium
  • A set of sports facilities and premises for sports activities
  • A car park with 1,700 spaces spread over four floors
  • A series of office buildings surrounding the stadium.

The Stade Louis-II includes three large complexes intended to accommodate athletes and spectators:

  • The Gaston-Médecin sports hall
  • The Prince Albert II nautical center
  • An  athletics track and a football stadium
  • The football stadium is unique in its design, as it is located 8.35m above road level, with the pitch resting on the roof of the car park, while respecting UEFA standards. Two giant screens have allowed, since July 2008, the instant transmission of information to the spectators.

Technical data

Pitch: 105m x 68m

Capacity: 16,350 seats

Written press box: 102 seats, connected by wifi

Commentary box: 23 commentator positions

Press conference room: 80 seats

A little history…


The birth of a temple to sport

On April 23, 1939, Prince Louis-II inaugurated the stadiumbearing his name. It was the scene of AS Monaco's first exploits, as the first Stade Louis-II hosted the Rouge et Blanc until 1985.


Daghe Munegu !

The first Stade Louis-II saw the advent of a great club and a magnificent communion between a team and its supporters, with players like Michel Hidalgo, who was captain in triumph in 1963. AS Monaco won 4 of its 8 league titles in the first Stade Louis-II.


A new era

Near the first Stade Louis-II Stadium, a new stadium was built in the early 1980s on the Fontvieille sea reclamation project.


The arches rise

In 1985, the second Stade Louis-II was inaugurated by Prince Rainier III. For more than thirty years, AS Monaco has faced the biggest French and European teams there under its famous Arches.


Always higher

The Stade Louis-II is a land of champions, a place where everything is possible, as proven by Thierry Henry, Fabien Barthez and many others. France’s 1998 World Cup team had six players who wore the Monegasque jersey at the Stade Louis-II.


A galactic evening

They were told it was impossible, but they did it! On April 6, 2004, Ludovic Giuly and the Rouge et Blanc eliminated a Real Madrid side with Zidane, Ronaldo, Raul, Figo and Beckham. A legendary night…


Spectacle to the front

A place of joy, emotion, and spectacle, the Stade Louis-II remains a symbol of the beautiful game, such as in 2017 when AS Monaco won their eighth French league title!