Tag: France


Paris to host major rugby showpiece events

France Rugby 2023 update October 2020

The organizing committee for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France has arrived at an agreement for Paris’ Stade de France to host 10 matches at the national team tournament. The 2023 Rugby World Cup, to be hosted by France, is scheduled to be the 10th men’s Rugby World Cup, taking place in the... » Read more


Paris 2024 organizers tighten purse strings

Paris 2024 venue update

A series of cost-cutting measures were announced recently by the organizers of Paris 2024 Olympics (France) which will bring down the Games’ bill by 400 million euros due to the severe impact of COVID-19 on the sports venue sector as well as on the sporting calendar. The most significant of the... » Read more


FC Metz venue revamp work gets a jumpstart

Metz Stadium - October 2020 update

The French association football club FC Metz is one of just two major clubs in France to own their home grounds. The club’s stadium redecoration work was in the works for a long time. Work has suddenly caught pace and now, the club is gearing up to launch the new grandstand of its residence... » Read more


French Open onlookers’ limit set at 11,500

French Open update September 2020

Taking into view the COVID-19 situation, attendance at this year’s French Open has been capped at 11,500 per day as more details centering the holding of the Grand Slam tennis tournament were announced recently. The French Open, also called Roland-Garros, is a major tennis tournament held over... » Read more


LFP seeks damages over fans’ limit

French Football League update Sept 2020

Following the French Government imposing 5,000-fans limit for sporting events in the country, the French Football League (LFP) has written to the French Government requesting compensation. As per media reports, LFP Chief Executive Didier Quillot has requested the compensation in a letter addressed... » Read more


Crane feat in FC Metz venue watershed moment

Metz Stadium July 2020 update

The work of setting up steel structures for a new stand at the home venue of the French association football club FC Metz based in Metz, France, has been entrusted to international heavy lift and transport specialist Sarens. FC Metz was formed in 1932 and plays in Ligue 1, the first level in the... » Read more


France to restart games with 5000-fans limit

France opening sporting venues

France has revealed ambitious plans to resume sporting events with fans by the end of July. This was revealed by Roxana Mărăcineanu, France’s Minister for Sport. The former Olympic swimmer told mediapersons that she was working towards opening stadiums to no more than 5,000 fans – the limit... » Read more


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