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Arena to provide Paris 2024 temporary infrastructure

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Event solutions provider Arena has been unveiled as an official temporary infrastructure supporter of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Under the deal, Arena’s Overlay and Event Management Services division will provide temporary infrastructure design and implementation services for at least 13 competition venues that will be used during the Games next year.

Some of the facilities covered by the deal include the Stade de France, Golf National, Centre Aquatique, Paris La Défense Arena, Stade Nautique de Vaires-sur-Marne, Vélodrome National de Saint-Quentin en Yvelines and Arena Paris Nord.

Arena will supply modular structures such as bungalows and containers, temporary stands, scaffolding, tents and interior fittings, with Paris 2024 having committed to organising the Games with 95% of the facilities being existing or temporary. Of the temporary structures, 90% will be used again, with 10% being recycled.

“This is a great moment in Arena’s history, especially for our Overlay division, and a great honour for all of us,” Arena CEO Paul Berger said.

“This agreement is testament to the extraordinary efforts of our teams, as well as the trust and commitment we share with the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 Organising Committee.”

Clive Stephens, CEO of Arena’s Overlay and Event Management Services division, said: “With social and environmental responsibility as our guiding principles, Arena is committed to contributing to Paris 2024’s ambition for a more responsible Games.”

Tony Estanguet, president of the Paris 2024 Organising Committee, added: “It was very important for us that Arena commit to more environmentally friendly practices, in line with our vision of a more responsible Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

In May, Arena, which was established in the UK but has operations worldwide, completed its acquisition of sports venue provider Stadium Solutions.

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