By 2023, a venue dedicated to the practice of parasport will be created in Bobigny, on the site of La Motte Departmental Stadium. The PRISME project (Pôle de Référence Inclusif Sportif Métropolitain – Metropolitan Inclusive Sports Reference Centre), will be one of its kind in Europe and a major heritage facility of the Games. Guided by the principle of universal access, this future sports hub will have the infrastructures to accommodate people with and without disabilities, without discrimination.
The huge facility, around 15,000 m², will include a room with a specific acoustics and lighting; another room dedicated to boccia (a bowling game practised in a wheelchair), dance and physical expression; the venue will also have a weights room, a range with six lanes and a space dedicated to archery, a climbing wall; and also a large dojo with four areas for fighting, and also a fun video room and balneotherapy area. This sports centre will also have a research centre dedicated to sports and health.
Finally, the large sports hall, with tiered seating, will be a benchmark for parasport competitions.
The PRISME project is undertaken by the Conseil Départemental de la Seine-Saint-Denis, with support from the Paris 2024 Games organising committee, SOLIDEO and the Fonds de Solidarité et d’Investissement Interdépartemental (FS2i). Work will begin in 2021 and it will be completed during the fourth quarter of 2023.
To find out more about the project, visit the Conseil Départemental de la Seine-Saint-Denis website.
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