What future for the Stade de France, after the end of the concession contract in 2025?

Gauthier Delomez
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9:59 p.m., September 15, 2022

Inaugurated in 1998, the Stade de France belongs to the State but it is managed by a private consortium whose concession contract is due to end in 2025. Guest of “Europe 1 Sport”, the general manager of the enclosure mentioned on who would wait for this stadium which has already hosted many planetary events.

The victory of the Blues at the 1998 World Cup, the finals of the Rugby World Cup in 2007 then in 2023, or even the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024… The Stade de France is France’s major sports infrastructure, with its 80,000 seats and 557 events hosted. Inaugurated almost 25 years ago, the enclosure belongs to the State, but it is managed by a private consortium whose concession contract is due to end in mid-2025.

For its construction, “the State asked a group of private companies, in this case Bouygues and Vinci, to design, finance, operate and maintain this infrastructure for 30 years”, recalls Alexandra Boutelier, general manager of the Stadium. of France and special guest ofEurope 1 Sport this Thursday. “We had to build an economic model that allows the structure to work.”

A new concession, management or sales model

Asked about the possible desire of the State not to renew the concession, the DG of the Stade de France assured not to be aware of what the authorities want to do. On the other hand, according to its “understanding of the situation, the State will prepare a tendering process in which it will ask a certain number of candidates to propose solutions to it according to a model that it will have himself imagined.”

Recognizing that she does not know if it will be a concession, management or sales model, Alexandra Boutelier believes that “this should happen somewhere in the first quarter of 2023”.

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