The best sports stadiums in Monaco
Monaco’s stadium is located in the Fontvieille district and is named after Louis II. It is the stadium of the AS Monaco team and can be visited with a guide.
Monaco, within its small area, has even made room for a large stadium.
The Loire II Stadium
It is located in the Fontvieille district, and was partly built on land reclaimed from the sea. The stadium can be visited with a guide, but the greatest joy for football fans would be to see a live match in this magnificent stadium.
The Monaco Louis II stadium is located in an area that used to be the sea. It was inaugurated in 1985 by Prince Rainier III, and is named after Louis II (Stade Louis II), the grandfather of Rainier III.
The stadium building is basically a whole sports complex. It not only has a football field, but also an Olympic swimming pool, an athletics track, a basketball court, a gymnasium, offices and a parking lot for 1,700 cars.
Sports matches and competitions can be watched by an audience of 18,500 people, which is half the population of the Principality of Monaco.
The stadium is perfectly visible from various places in Monaco. It can be admired from the hill next to the Prince’s Palace in Monaco, on the terraces of the Exotic Garden of Monaco, as well as from the top of the Tete de Chien hill, which overlooks Monaco.
Walking the streets of Fontvieille
But, when you walk down the streets of Fontvieille you might miss the stadium completely because it is well integrated into the surrounding buildings and resembles a huge office building.
The stadium in Monaco can be visited on weekdays. The tour lasts about 30 minutes and is conducted by a guide who speaks French, English and Italian. The cost of the visit is 5.20 euros for adults, and 2.60 euros for children (under 12) and seniors (over 65). Also, visiting hours are for groups from 10 am to 4 pm.