The Stadium de Toulouse was opened in 1938 for the FIFA World Cup. Numerous World Cup and European Cup matches have since been held there, in football and rugby alike. Top-flight French club FC Toulouse (as of January 2015) uses the 35,472-seater stadium for its “routine” home games. In addition, the local Stade Toulousain rugby club, which has won nineteen Rugby Union championship titles, switches to the venue for major fixtures. Whilst matches are traditionally played on real grass in the stadium, the footballers enjoy the benefits of the LigaTurf RS+ CoolPlus synthetic turf system from Polytan, which was first installed at the adjacent training ground in 2013 and can be used all year round. The robust and durable area of greenery has outstanding force reduction properties and good ball rolling/bounce behaviour. Its high quality is further underlined by the most frequent FIFA 2 Star recertification worldwide.