Paris 2024 Olympics: Place de la Concorde hosts the Urban Park, all the info and programme

Published by My de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on June 24th, 2024 at 02:41 p.m.
The Place de la Concorde in Paris is being transformed into a unique site dedicated to urban sports for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. From July 27, 2024, this emblematic square will host the disciplines of skateboarding, 3x3 basketball, BMX freestyle and breakdance, offering an unprecedented and festive spectacle.

Place de la Concorde is transformed into a gigantic Olympic stadium for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games! For the first time in the history of the Olympic Games, the Place de la Concorde in Paris is becoming a unique venue dedicated to urban sports. Indeed, from Saturday, July 27, 2024, the emblematic square will play host to the disciplines of skateboarding, 3x3 basketball, BMX freestyle and breakdance, to offer an unprecedented and festive spectacle in the center of Paris.

This innovative project is in line with Paris 2024 's desire to showcase the diversity and richness of urban sports, while offering a spectacular setting in the heart of the capital, just like other prestigious sites in Paris, such as the Grand Palais, theEsplanade des Invalides or the Champ-de-Mars, which will also host various in situ Olympic competitions.

A historic site transformed

The Place de la Concorde, situated in the majestic perspective from the Louvre Museum to theArc de Triomphe and the Grande Arche de la Défense, is transformed into the nerve center of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. A place steeped in history, this mythical square will be transformed to welcome thousands of spectators from all over the world. The urban sports competitions will benefit from exceptional visibility, enhanced by spectacular aerial views of the French capital, promising images worthy of the finest postcards of the "City of Light".

A rich and varied sports program

  • Skateboarding opens the festivities with Street events on July 27 and 28, followed by Park events on August 6 and 7.
  • 3x3 basketball takes place from July 30 to August 5, with men's and women's tournaments featuring the world's best teams.
  • BMX freestyle fans can watch acrobatic performances on July 30 and 31.
  • Finally, breakdance rounds off the competitions on August 9 and 10 with the b-girls and b-boys battles, showcasing the energy and creativity of this discipline.

The Urban Park: a festive space

In addition to the competitions, the Place de la Concorde will also be an open, accessible urban park, celebrating urban cultures in all their forms. Strolling areas and grandstands will be set up to accommodate up to 37,000 spectators daily. The park will be designed as an open stage, enabling Parisians and tourists alike to discover and experiment with different urban disciplines. DJ sets, sports demonstrations, artistic performances, as well as athlete warm-ups and training sessions. Spectators with a ticket for an event or for the Urban Park can enjoy the festive atmosphere while immersing themselves in the spirit of the Games.

Experiences and Activities in the Urban Park

Visitors to the urban park can :

  • Watch competition broadcasts on giant screens
  • Watch athletes warm up and train before competitions
  • Take part in sports initiations
  • Attend sports demonstrations on unused competition areas
  • Take part in cultural and artistic activities combining urban culture and Parisian heritage, hosted daily by DJs
  • Take advantage of catering services and chill zones

Paralympic Games in prospect

The Paralympic Games will follow closely on the heels of the Olympic Games, with an opening ceremony scheduled for August 28, 2024, on the Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Élysées. This ceremony will be marked by a parade of 4,400 athletes from 184 delegations, celebrating the spirit of resilience and surpassing oneself. Some 65,000 spectators are expected to attend the event, including 35,000 in the paying stands and 30,000 from the lower section of the Champs-Élysées.

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An innovative, sustainable organization

This edition of the Games, marked by innovation and openness, is also intended to be sustainable. After the Olympic Games, the temporary grandstands will be reused for the Paralympic Games, with a view to sustainability and efficient resource management. This innovative approach reflects Paris 2024's commitment to responsible, environmentally-friendly Games.

The unmissable hot spot

The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games are shaping up to be an exceptional event, highlighting Paris' commitment to urban sports and cultures. The transformation of the Place de la Concorde into a festive open-air urban park, testifies to the desire to create Games that are inclusive and accessible to all. These celebrations promise to offer unforgettable moments and enhance Paris' influence on the international stage.

Access to the Parc Urbain

Ticket holders for the day's events can access the Parc Urbain before and after their event. Tickets for the Parc Urbain, at a single price of €24, allow a single entry with no possibility of return after exit. Up to 25,000 people can be present simultaneously. Tickets will be on sale online in real time to maintain this maximum number.

Opening hours of the Parc Urbain

The Parc Urbain will be open on the following dates:

  • July 27 and 28: 10:30 am to 7 pm
  • July 30: 12pm to 11pm
  • July 31: 11:30am to 11pm
  • August 1: 11am to 11:30pm
  • August 2: 11am to 11pm
  • August 3rd and 4th: 4pm to 10:30pm
  • August 5: 4pm to 11:30pm
  • August 6 and 7: 11am to 7pm
  • August 9 and 10: 2:30 pm to 10 pm

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Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From July 27th, 2024 to August 10th, 2024

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.

    Location

    Place de la Concorde
    75008 Paris 8

    Official website
    www.paris2024.org

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