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A 300-seat grandstand for the new Roger Goulart sports complex at Cappelle-la-Grande

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On Saturday, February 3, the municipality of Cappelle-la-Grande (59) inaugurated the new stand of the sports complex Roger Gouvart. A new complex, freshly renovated and funded by the Region, close to its residents and territories.

As part of the Regional Policy for Planning and Territorial Balance (PRADET), the Region financed the development works of the sports complex Roger Gouvart in Cappelle-la-Grande with a sum of €1,500,000, contributing to a total cost of €4,201,117.03.

A comprehensive redevelopment plan

Cappelle-la-Grande is a municipality with 8,000 inhabitants, centrally located within the Urban Community of Dunkirk.

The current sports facilities in the municipality align with the community project priorities to enhance the attractiveness of the territory by creating quality sports facilities in the urban area. Thus, Cappelle-la-Grande has three sports centers: Léo Lagrange Stadium, Roger Gouvart Complex, and Albert Denvers Complex. However, these infrastructures were no longer up to standards, and a master plan was developed to rethink the redevelopment of the municipality’s sports facilities.

The new Roger Gouvart Complex

The Roger Gouvart sports complex was originally composed of:

  • A multi-sports hall,
  • A judo hall,
  • A boxing hall,
  • A gymnastics hall,
  • A versatile hall of 1,200 m²,
  • A reception hall,
  • A climbing wall,
  • An athletics track,
  • A grass football field,
  • And an adjoining urban park with a petanque court and a fishing pond.

The swimming pool, closed for some time, was demolished to make way for a 300-seat stand, changing rooms, a club house, and a terrace. This new arrangement was inaugurated on Saturday, February 3, in the presence of Antoine Sillani, Vice President in charge of sports, youth, and community life.

Additionally, the football field has been equipped with a mixed turf (natural and synthetic) to enable year-round sports practice. Moreover, the dimensions of the field and the entire future facility will comply with the regulations of the French Football Federation for the practice of a federal level.

On the park side,

In Cappelle-la-Grande, sports and leisure have merged as the stadium and the park have been brought together. Within the Marius Rubens Park, its landscape features have been enhanced. Additionally, inclusive sports equipment and children’s play facilities have been installed.

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