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Vinci to build Dunkirk Sports Arena in France

10 Jul 2012 (Last Updated July 10th, 2012 18:30)

Vinci Concessions has been named as the preferred bidder by the Communaute Urbaine de Dunkerque in France to design, finance, build and operate a new €112m sports arena.

Vinci Concessions has been named as the preferred bidder by the Communaute Urbaine de Dunkerque in France to design, finance, build and operate a new €112m sports arena.

The design and construction of the Arena de Dunkerque stadium is expected to take three years and it will have seating capacity of 10,000.

Vinci Construction France, through its subsidiaries ADIM Nord Picardie, Sogea Caroni and Dumez EPS, will carry out the design and construction of the stadium.

“The stadium will provide a new venue for the USDK handball club and the BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque basketball club.”

Under the contract, Vinci Concessions will handle the commercial operation of the ground, including facilities management and sporting fixture-events programming, while Vinci Facilities will look after upkeep and maintenance.

France-based Chabanne & Partenaires, in partnership with AvantPropos and AB+Architectes, will provide the architectural input for the project.

The stadium will provide a new venue for the USDK handball club and the BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque basketball club.

Vinci Concessions will remain as preferred bidder for the project for a period of 28 years or 332 months, under which it will operate and maintain the stadium.

Previously to Dunkirk Sports Arena, Vinci Concessions has worked on several similar projects in France in recent years, including the Stade de France in the Paris, the MMArena in Le Mans and was recently awarded the contract for the new Bordeaux stadium.