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Located in the heart of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region, the Saint-Étienne metropolitan area has a population of 400,000 people. The city is just 2 hours and 50 minutes from Paris by TGV (high speed) train, 50 minutes by car from Lyon Saint-Exupéry International Airport and just 15 minutes from Saint-Étienne/Bouthéon Airport. As France’s only UNESCO "Creative City of Design," it is the 4th ranked French city with more than 160,000 inhabitants in terms of quality of life (Ville où il fait bon vivre). Saint-Etienne is situated at the gateway to the Pilat Natural Park, with its vast green expanses and mountains culminating at a peak of 1,431 metres, providing the ideal playground to get into great physical condition. The “Arena Saint-Étienne Métropole” sports complex is located on the outskirts of Saint-Étienne, in the nearby municipality of Saint-Chamond (36,000 inhabitants), on the edge of the A47/RN88 motorway linking Lyon to Saint-Étienne. Currently under construction (delivery scheduled for early 2022), this new sports complex will have two indoor basketball courts that meet international standards: a main court with grandstands (3,800 seats) and an annex court with a 300-seat grandstand. Its original architecture will give it a resolutely modern look. It will be fitted out with equipment certified by the indoor sports federations, including the latest generation of parquet flooring. The facility will also include several other spaces (lounges, treatment rooms, weight training and meeting rooms, etc.). An ideal setting for optimum preparation! Finally, the “ARENA Saint-Etienne Métropole” is located 10 minutes from the Saint-Etienne University Hospital, where specialists in sports traumatology - who are informed about the presence of high-level sportsmen/women in the area - can respond quickly to provide high-quality medical care for athletes. Website of the City of Saint Etienne: https://www.saint-etienne-metropole.fr/services-aux-habitants/grands-evenements/la-metropole-des-grands-evenements-sportifs#bientôt-une-salle-à-dimension-internationale-
- A brand new Arena with two halls and two playing courts;
State-of-the-art parquet floors and equipment;
Comfortable “relaxation” areas, including a rooftop terrace with a breathtaking view of the Pilat Mountains;
A site that is extremely easy to reach by road and which is located between Saint-Etienne and Lyon;
Food and beverages available on site.
- The Arena Saint-Etienne Métropole has been designed to host major international indoor competitions;
When it opens, it will home to “Saint-Chamond Basket Vallée du Gier”, a basketball club firmly established in the French ProB professional championship.
Meeting room Internet access Ice bath Equipment available for private use Secure storage area Infirmery Floodlit facilities Hospital nearby Relaxation room Physiotherapy room Weights room Film screening room Personal security service