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SBD Global/February 13, 2013/Facilities
French Rugby Federation Opts For Joint Bid From Populous, Ateliers 2/3/4 For $808M Venue
Published February 13, 2013
MORE DETAILS: FRANCE TV SPORT reported the project is expected to cost around €600M ($808M). The stadium, to be located 25km south of Paris in Evry, "will have more than" 80,000 seats, a fully retractable roof and a pitch that slides outside to allow other events to be held in the facility. Initially, 21 architectural firms presented their project for the stadium. Now that Populous and Ateliers 2/3/4 has been retained, "the construction company still needs to be named." A decision is expected "before the end of March." The means of financing the stadium "have not been revealed, but the final decisions will be taken" at the end of '13 or start of '14 (FRANCE TV SPORT, 2/8). LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR noted Populous was responsible for designing the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, the Aviva Stadium in Dublin and the new Wembley in London. The "big goal" of the new stadium for the FFR is to allow it to "reap the rewards" of owning its own stadium rather than incurring the cost of renting the Stade de France. (LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR, 2/9).