First built in 1972, Mosson Stadium was completely rebuilt in 1998 to host six games during the 1998 FIFA World Cup. The stadium can host nearly 33,000 spectators, which in turn made it the choice venue for several group stage matches that took place during the 2007 Rugby World Cup. 2014 was an unusually rainy year for Montpellier, resulting in the flooding and subsequent closure of the stadium. After serious renovation work, Mosson Stadium was re-opened in December 2014 itself. This stadium plays host to home matches of Montpellier HSC that plays in Ligue 1, the top tier of French football.