After being labelled “Land of Games 2024”, Amiens Métropole currently has 9 sites listed in the catalog of Preparation Centers for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games (11 disciplines).
Located north of Paris, one hour from the future Olympic Village, Amiens is easily reachable and is a privileged site for welcoming foreign delegations and athletes preparing for the Olympic Games ahead of the events.
Amiens has numerous assets, such as: a preserved living environment surrounded by nature, a young and dynamic town, a rich cultural heritage, modern and cutting-edge medical facilities, and, above all, renovated sports infrastructures that respond perfectly to high-level international expectations. Amiens waits for you...
Paris 2024 - The 9 preparation centres for the Olympic and Paralympic Games located in Amiens
AMIENS ATHLETIC CLUB / TENNIS - WHEELCHAIR TENNIS
The AAC is located at the allée des tennis 10, in Amiens.
Managed by the AAC tennis, this 3 hectare site is a corner of nature, in the middle of town, which offers a large number of activity areas. A centenary club that was created in 1904, the AAC is the flagship club of the Somme in terms of licensees, but also in terms of the quality of its training. Renown for the number and quality of its clay courts, it was awarded the Roland Garros label.
The club is fully accessible for people with reduced mobility and has a depth of knowledge recognised in the organisation of amateur and professional tournaments. AAC has a genuine desire to create a disabled sports section and has acquired know-how through the organization of the International Wheelchair Tennis Open.
Description: 9 clay courts, 1 indoor Green Set court, 4 outdoor clay courts, 3 outdoor porous concrete courts, an area for sport, health and well-being, meeting and video conferencing rooms, and a club house. A restaurant (traditional brasserie) with a capacity of 70 seats. A large-capacity parking area (100 places).
AQUAPOLE / SWIMMING
The Amiens métropole Aquatic Centre is located at rue Alexandre Dumas 50, in Amiens.
Built in south Amiens and inaugurated on 28 June, 2019, the new aquatic centre has the distinctive feature of being equipped with a 50 m outdoor pool. It accommodates the public and the club’s top swimmers 365 days per year.
Description one 50 m x 25 m pool with a constant depth of 2 m and 10 swimming lanes. There is a 120 m2 facility next to the pool housing an equipped bodybuilding room and changing rooms. Inside, there is a 25 m pool in coated stainless steel, with wellness and fitness areas spread over 1000 m2 on the first floor.
COLISEUM / SWIMMING - HANDBALL - VOLLEYBALL
The Coliseum is in Amiens, rue Caumartin, in the heart of town.
This grand sports complex which was built in 1996 comprises two skating rinks, several swimming pools, a sports hall (gymnasium), and a bodybuilding room (weight lifting). The Olympic pool hosted numerous official meetings and competitions with the participation of the best foreign and French swimmers: Katinka Hosszu (HUN), Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Inge Dekker (NED), Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), Yannick Agnel, Florent and Laure Manoudou, Camille Mufat, Camille Lacourt, and, without forgetting, the world and local Olympic champion Jérémy Stravius.
Pool description: 50 m x 21 m, pool depth: 1.80 m to 4.25 m, 8 swimming lanes, possibility of installing timing plates, 2 wall clocks, 20 m x 15 m learning pool, and changing rooms. Pool record: Florent Manoudou (50 m) 21.57 and Maxime Grousset (100 m) 48.34.
Description of the gymnasium: platform 44 m x 24 m, gerflor competition floor, 6 m high ceiling, terraces with 1,475 seats, 5 changing rooms, 2 referee changing rooms, and 1 infirmary. 1400 lux LED lighting (according to international norms), handball and volleyball competition equipment, an audio-video control room, and one 15m2 LED screen.
BEAUMARCHAIS SPORTS COMPLEX / GRASS HOCKEY
The grass hockey facility is located in the heart of the sports complex, at rue Beaumarchais 18, in Amiens.
The city of Amiens is field hockey country. The club was founded in 1928 and its prime team developed within the national elite. It regularly organises tournaments and hosts international meetings.
Description: the Gérard-Totet field was renovated in 2015 with a wet synthetic Polytan Poligrass Platinium CoolPlus lawn (JO quality) and a video tower. The equipment also includes a 250-seat tribune, a club house, and some changing rooms.
REGIONAL HAUTS-DE-FRANCE DOJO/JUDO
The regional Hauts-de-France Dojo is located at rue Lescouvé 2, in Amiens.
This Dojo, which was inaugurated in2014 by the president of the French federation, Jean-Luc Rougé, hosts the excellence centre of the Hauts-de-France judo league. It is close to the Youth Hostel, an establishment that a offers large sleeping and catering capacity. It has been built equally close to the Quatre Chênes gymnasium, a double gymnasium that can host judo competitions.
Description 960 m2, 6 mat-covered surfaces, 4 changing rooms, one bodybuilding room: 110 m2, an infirmary, a training room: 40 m2 and 88 tiered seats. Quatre Chênes gymnasium: 48 m x 32 m - 4 changing rooms, stands with 450 seats.
ALBÉRIC-LABAUME HALL/TABLE TENNIS
The Albéric-Labaume hall is at the rue Gauthier de Rumilly 304, in Amiens.
This extensive table tennis facility (2 halls) hosts national competitions and courses for foreign teams. Ideally located at less than 5 minutes from the centre of town, close to hotels and medical centres, it neighbours the large tennis complex (Amiens Athletic Club) which has a restaurant and a physical preparation room.
Description 2 halls: 648 m2 and 519 m2, a 50 m2 club house , 2 changing rooms, 15 Cornilleau tables, 800 lux of LED illumination, and a synthetic resin floor.
CHARASSAIN STADIUM/RUGBY SEVENS
350, Saint-Fuscien street, Amiens
Located a few dozen metres from the Aquapôle, the Charassain stadium is home to the Rugby Club Amiénois (the Rugby Union Club, founded in 1900). The equipment includes an approved lawn, two training grounds with a tribune, 450 m2 of changing rooms built in 2019, a club house, and a bodybuilding room.
The stadium is located at rue du Chapitre 25, in Amiens.
The club was born in 1901. After playing in the second league for many years, the ASC team rose to league 1 for the first time in 2017. After the 2020/2021 season, ASC dropped back to league 2.
The stadium was inaugurated on July 24, 1999, and was then completely renovated in 2018. This facility offers the conditions for playing, training, and public reception according to Ligue 1 standards.
More than 13000 covered seats, dazzling luminosity reflected by the whiteness of the aerial structures, exceptional ancillary equipment (sauna, pool, bodybuilding and fitness room), partner area (with reception room), changing rooms, etc. Everything has been thought of to allow the optimal reception of the performers and spectators.
It provides playing and training conditions at a high standard with a heated hybrid lawn (type Grassmaster), 2 hybrid training pitches (type Mixto), without forgetting: a playground and a synthetic football cage. The training centre with its synthetic lawn is located nearby.
The Urbain-Wallet stadium is located at rue Jean-Marc Laurent 51, in Amiens.
This stadium was fully renovated in 2018 and now provides an 8-lane approved track. It is the training ground for the Amiens UC Athlétisme, one of the 8 best French clubs. It is a training club that spots and trains many young athletes. The stadium is near the Aquapôle (the aquatic centre) and large medical centre (health centre and clinics).
Description: 8 lane track, Recortan M 13mm coating (Polytan), Smartrack system (track connected to two lanes), 3 jumping lanes, throwing cages, weight pit, pole lane, a Stadium hall (covered).
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