Design & Development

Stade Yves-du-Manoir handed over ahead of Paris 2024

Featured image credit: Hauts-de-Seine Department

Redevelopment work at the Stade Yves-du-Manoir, one of the host venues for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, has been completed.

The stadium, which opened in 1907, served as the main venue for the 1924 Paris Olympics and is located in the Colombes commune in the Paris suburbs. It is owned by the Hauts-de-Seine Department.

For Paris 2024, Stade Yves-du-Manoir will be a 13,500-capacity venue for hockey competitions and following the Games one of its new buildings will be home to the French Hockey Federation, the Ile-de-France League and the Departmental Hockey Committee, which will be followed by a resident club.

Redevelopment work commenced in May 2022 and the president of the Hauts-de-Seine Department has now been handed the keys following the completion of the project.

Two synthetic pitches – one for competitions, with a 1,000-seat stand, and one for training – have been set aside for the hockey federation’s national training centre. A second building will be devoted to football and rugby, while four football pitches, three rugby pitches and a new athletics track have been created in the existing activities area.

A deadline of December 31 had been set for the completion of the work and this has been met with two weeks to spare.

Georges Siffredi, President of the Department, said: “We are the first Olympic venue to be delivered on time and even a little ahead of time. The Olympic Games were an opportunity to completely renew the stadium and revive this legendary site, which one hundred years after hosting the 1924 Games is preparing to host the field hockey events.”

The project has been structured to meet environmental requirements of the Department and Paris 2024 organisers, with renewable energy accounting for 50% of electricity produced on-site and 50% of heating consumption. According to the Department, the stadium places second among Olympic venues when it comes to the most bio-sourced materials.

Following the handing over of the venue, it will be officially inaugurated in March with a week of festivities and activities, including hockey exhibitions and tournaments.

The Paris Olympics will take place from July 26 to August 11.