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Saint-Symphorien Sports complex

Commune de Metz

Longeville-lès-Metz, Grand Est Altitude : 100m
1 Gymnasium

Centre disciplines

Table tennis Para table tennis

Description

Rebuilt in 2002, the Saint-Symphorien sports complex hosts sporting events from local to international level. Throughout the year, four spaces are made available to schools and clubs in Metz. The large hall, with a floor area of 1056 m2, can accommodate 1500 seated spectators (including 24 disabled spaces) and various sports disciplines: volleyball, basketball, handball, badminton and table tennis. Three handball and basketball clubs train there regularly. Two annex rooms with soft floors covering a total area of 625 m2 and equipped with four changing rooms, toilets and two referee changing rooms complete the facilities. They also allow the practice of archery and boxing. Finally, a specialist table tennis room of 1020 m2 complemented by three changing rooms, toilets and two referee changing rooms regularly hosts French Championship and European Cup matches. The resident club is Metz Table Tennis, whose women's team plays in pro A and was three times French Champion and once European Champion. A training centre that welcomes table tennis players from all backgrounds was created in 2017. A car park with 560 free spaces (including 12 disabled spaces) is available.

Special features

The Saint-Symphorien Complex is ideally located, right next to Metz Lake and the banks of the Moselle, allowing athletes to get some fresh air in a quality natural environment.

It’s also a few minutes from the A31 motorway, the SNCF train station and the historic centre.

The facility’s large surface area means it can offer on-site catering (via caterer) and several training rooms.

It’s an establishment perfectly adapted for people with reduced mobility, including table tennis players in wheelchairs.

Known for

Major sporting events take place at the Saint-Symphorien Complex, whether for women’s handball (the women’s D1 team plays some of its matches there) or basketball (the men’s team climbed to Nationale 2).

Regarding Table Tennis: French Pro A Women’s and Pro B Men’s championship matches (including the final phases), as well as European Cup matches, are organised within the Saint-Symphorien Complex throughout the season.

Likewise, a stage of the Cadets-Juniors World Circuit takes place each year at the Saint-Symphorien Complex over 5 days (46 countries, 300 players, 150 chaperones, 100 volunteers and 70 international judges and referees), and has done for the last 10 years.

This international event has a “premium” label thanks to the quality of its organisation (8 in the world).

Optional extras

Meeting room Internet access Equipment available for private use Secure storage area Infirmery Floodlit facilities Hospital nearby Relaxation room Personal security service

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