The Stade Jean Dauger is the home ground of the Aviron Bayonnais Rugby Union club and is situated in Bayonne, a town of around 46,000 residents in the French part of the Basque Country. Since the club was first founded in 1904, its rugby team, which plays in the “Top 14” league (as of January 2015), has managed to win the championships three times (1913, 1934 and 1943). Matches are played on real grass in the stadium, which was built in 1937 and has seating for around 17,000 spectators, whilst the training ground directly behind it was fitted out with the LigaTurf RS+ CoolPlus WCE synthetic turf system from Polytan in March 2013. Liga Turf RS+ CoolPlus meets high technical requirements in terms of force reduction for athletes and has excellent ball rolling/bouncing behaviour. It is the leading synthetic turf worldwide with FIFA 2 Star recertification and is also noted for being available in a bi-colour version. Light and dark green filaments are combined within one tuft to give the pitch an even more natural appearance.