Le chantier du stade bat son plein…

Le Grand-Bornand
14 December 2019, 20 h 00 min
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8°C
flik: 3°C
barr: 1010 mb
hmid: 72%
winds: 4 m/s WSW
Windgusts: 7 m/s
UV-Index: 0
sunrise: 8 h 08 min
sunset: 16 h 50 min
 

La planète biathlon a rendez-vous à Annecy – Le Grand-Bornand

BMW IBU Biathlon World Cup :
the Sylvie Becaert stadium is taking shape!

 

 

A French choice land for the Biathlon World Cup, of which it has already organised two successful rounds in 2013 and 2017, marked by media and popular success with 30,000 and 53,000 spectators respectfully, Annecy-Le Grand-Bornand will once again host the major world biathlon event from 16 to 22 December, as well as in 2020 and 2021…. becoming a major event on the circuit.
It was an opportunity to see the talents of the French team shine brightly at home in the Sylvie Becaert international stadium.

A RECORD OF attendance expected….

For this 3rd World Cup event organised by France, Annecy-Le Grand-Bornand is counting on a record attendance of more than 60,000 spectators on site during the four days of the competitions.

As a direct consequence of the great success of the Haute-Savoie event and, more broadly, of the discipline among the French public, it is a considerably improved stadium that is now being built in the heart of the resort of
Grand-Bornand.

…due to the reconfiguration of the stadium, which is currently being assembled

Starting with the stands, in the final phase of installation, whose capacity has been increased to 4000 spectators/day (compared to 3000 in 2013 and 2017), with a focus on standing stands that are gaining in height and, in fact, bringing the public even closer to the shooting range.

The entire stadium, including the track area, now measures 20,000 people/day compared to 17,500 previously, thanks to a reconfiguration of the track, which is also accompanied by the creation of a spectacular sporting climb in the Terret sector.

Other expected innovations include the installation of a fifth giant screen and the sound system.
of the entire runway area.

A vast construction site, therefore, adjusted to the millimetre in view of the completion of the stands and footbridges on Saturday 23 November. The waxing booths and other modules will be assembled at the beginning of next week, before being put into service.
place of the various marquees and other receptive tipi villages for a total delivery of the site on Thursday, December 12.

All that will remain is to install the speaker’s cladding elements….
before the entry of the 250 or so athletes announced in the arena.

All that will remain is to install the speaker’s cladding elements….
before the entry of the 250 or so athletes announced in the arena.

The calendar of events held in Grand-Bornand in 2019:

 

 

From 16 to 22 December 2019

Thursday, December 19:
10 km Sprint Men’s Sprint

Friday, December 20:
7.5 km Sprint Ladies

Saturday, December 21:
12.5 km Men’s pursuit
10 km Women’s pursuit

Sunday, December 22nd:
15 km Mass Start Men
12.5 km Mass Start Ladies

Du 14 au 20 décembre 2020

Du 13 au 19 décembre 2021