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Jean-Pierre Garnier Sports Hall

Grand Poitiers Communauté urbaine

Poitiers, Nouvelle-Aquitaine Altitude : 123m
1 Gymnasium

Centre disciplines

Basketball Wheelchair basketball

Description

Poitiers is an active City where sports are a large part of daily life. The city is ideally located one hour and fifteen minutes away from Paris, one hour from Bordeaux and an hour and twenty minutes from the ocean. Poitiers is connected to the motorway, the TGV (high-speed train), the LGV (high-speed line) and Poitiers-Biard airport. Poitiers is also the Prefecture of La Vienne region, with 88,291 inhabitants and is engaged in an economic, touristic, social and sporting approach.   The Urban Community of Greater Poitiers (combining 40 municipalities) connects a major University City with some neighbouring municipalities and some rural territories. Famous for the top-quality life it provides, Grand Poitiers is the 4th-largest urban centre in Nouvelle Aquitaine. This relevant complementarity provides a wide range of diverse sports settings (gymnasiums, stadiums, specialized sports halls, hiking trails, swimming pools with one Nordic pool, a skating-rink, etc.). The Urban Community of Greater Poitiers concentrates major assets, thanks toits Roman heritage, its wide-ranging cultural institutions combined with facilities and events focused on the future (such as the Futuroscope). The long-term sporting connection held by Poitiers and its urban community is significant and essential. Not only do sports contribute to the inhabitants’ welfare but they are also a way to promote social diversity and inclusion. We always seek for balance in the many sporting activities: competitive sports for amateurs, competitive sports for professionals (volleyball, basketball, women’s cycling), leisure sports, sports for one and all, but also self-organized sporting events and international sporting events (Tour de France, Poitiers Marathon, the Futuroscope, etc.). The environmental quality is also a definite asset for well-being in Poitiers. The city is sprinkled with landscaped green areas, and the different municipalities within the Urban Community are connected through environment-friendly routes, whilst soft mobility growth also contribute to Poitiers’well-being.   Listed websites: https://www.grandpoitiers.fr https://visitpoitiers.fr

Special features

The Jean-Pierre GarnierSports Hall hasfast access to the A10 motorway from the outer ring road – just a ten-minute drive. It boasts a private parking lot for athletes and officials, four 20 m2changing rooms that can easily hostabasketball squad, 2 meeting rooms that can be used by technical staffas a temporary office or be used as a dining area forathletes (no kitchen available).
Wired or Wi-Fi Internet connection is available and technical staff can perform video capture from an upper spectators’ gallery (cameras not provided).
The light level during training can be adjusted up to 1000 lux.
Our scoreboard and basketball board are set to comply the FIBA or Euroleague rules (14 and 24 sec, LED STRIP which turns yellow at end of possession and red at the end of each quarter).

Known for

The Sports Hall has already hosted many high-level sports meetings and all sorts of events.
It currently hosts a PRO B team. This team was PRO A (JEEP Elite) from 2009 to 2013.
The last boxing match of World Super Flyweight Champion Mr Mayar MONSHIPOUR (to be verified) was hosted here in 2011.Volleyball Champions League matches took place here in 2010 and 2014. More recently, in 2019, we hosted the semi-final for the VEC Volleyball European Cup.
The Harlems Globe-Trotters performed their show here in 2016 and 2018.

Optional extras

Meeting room Internet access Equipment available for private use Secure storage area Infirmery Floodlit facilities International airport nearby Hospital nearby Weights room Film screening room

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