Pontoise: A State-of-the-Art Athletic Hall for 2020

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New Athletic Hall to be constructed at Pontoise

To attract Olympic delegations, the Cergy-Pontoise agglo will build a 2,000-metre athletic hall benefiting from the latest technology at the Maradas.

On Tuesday, February 13th, the agglomeration of Cergy-Pontoise approved the construction of a sports hall for athletics at the Maradas stadium, in Pontoise (Val-d’Oise ), as well as its projected financial envelope of € 4,878,121 ( tTC).

2,000 m 2 covered

Expected for spring 2020, the structure will include a covered area of ​​2,000 m 2 “with adapted soil”, says Christophe Scavo, vice president of the agglo in charge, among other things, of equipment, as well as ancillary premises of about 100 m 2 . It will be done between the fields of honor and the football fields. Work is expected to begin in September 2019.

In 2014, the stadium had already been totally renovated and modernized with inter-regional track and field facilities, “which has enabled the Entente Agglomeration Cergy-Pontoise Athletics ( Eacpa ) Club to be involved in an ambitious program combining at the same time objectives of formation and animation of the territory via unifying events with strong radiations “, explained Christophe Scavo. This time, it is a question of guaranteeing “optimal conditions of training for all and preparation for the most confirmed athletes”, insisted the elected one. The objective is to develop the number of licensees (who are already more than 1,000 today) and to strengthen the attractiveness of the club.

Attract delegations before the Olympics

With the Olympic Games in Paris 2024 in the spotlight, hoping to host a delegation for its preparation, the Cergy-Pontoise agglomeration community (Cacp) wishes to “make the project benefit from innovative technologies  “, such as “a connected track  ” , which will be used to analyze athletes’ performances thanks to digital data, in order to “position Cergy-Pontoise as a major attraction pole in Île-de-France”.

Of course, the agglo relies on the help of its institutional financial partners, namely the Île-de-France Region, to the tune of 750 000 €, the National Center for the Development of Sport (Cnds), 450 000 € and the County Council of Val-d’Oise, up to 255 000 €. This will leave (only) 2 610 000 € to the charge of the agglo.

For their part, the environmentalists strongly regretted the absence of a photovoltaic roof. Local group Eelv says it is “dismayed by such a missed opportunity to fully engage Cergy-Pontoise on the road to energy transition”.

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