2024 Olympic games — The Paris 2024 organization just announced a massive makeover for the Champs de Mars. The large park will be turned into a central Olympic hub! This new set up will allow the public to walk from the Trocadéro venue, to the Champs de Mars stadium, in a matter of minutes.

When finished, the installations will make the park to be arranged with a new 12 000 seats stadium. The coliseum will welcome volleyball and boccia games, along with different events during the competition, while its glistening neighbour will serve as the official triathlon venue for the Olympic games. The stadium and installations on Champs de Mars will only be temporary. After the games, they will be removed.

Paris 2024 Summer Olympics: the Champ de Mars is having a makeover
A daytime rendition of the Champs de Mars with its temporary Olympic Stadium

Stuck between two Parisian landmarks (the Eiffel Tower and Ecole Militaire), the Champs de Mars is a giant park in the middle of the 7th arrondissement. It is one of the city’s most visited parks. Located only a few minutes away from Trocadéro and Palais de Tokyo, it has been part of Parisian popular culture for decades. 

In recent memory, the vicinity has welcomed several high profile events. The public still has visions of the park blissfully erupting after key victories during France’s Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018 campaigns. Large groups of football enthusiasts would gather and cheer for France all tournament long, as they lost to Portugal in the Final. Two years later, the Champs de Mars crowd went back at it — with Champs Elysées as ground zero. Both places became popular temples. They were the place to be in Paris, if you wanted to cheer for France as it advanced in the tournament.

 

Tawfik Akachar
Senior Writer, Paris
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