Lagardère Sports today announced it has been appointed by the Paris city council to manage the design, development and operations of the official fan zone on the Champ-de-Mars in Paris, during the UEFA Euro 2016™ Championship held in France.
Fan zones will be set up in host cities of the UEFA Euro 2016™ tournament. Following a consultation, the Paris city council awarded Lagardère Sports the planning, construction and operation rights for the fan area that will settle on the Champ-de-Mars from the 10th of June to the 10th of July 2016.
Lagardère Sports will build on the skills and expertise of the Lagardère Group to make the ‘Fans City Area’ of Paris a privileged place to welcome fans from all around the world. Lagardère Sports will also draw on the experience of Electron Libre Productions (a subsidiary of Lagardère Studios), for the organisation of concerts at the fan zone. Electron Libre Productions (Yannis Chebbi and Michael Kazan) specialises in the production and delivery of major music events including ‘The Paris Concert’ organised on Bastille day, ‘The Concert for Tolerance’, ‘Europe 1 60th anniversary’ (French radio) and the opening night of the ‘Philharmonie de Paris’.
Laurent Moretti, Managing Director France, Lagardère Sports said: ‘Lagardère Sports is working closely with the major players in sport, both in France and internationally. It was therefore natural to respond to this opportunity and use our expertise and knowledge to contribute to the success of the Parisian fan zone of the UEFA Euro 2016™ Championship. It was important for us to participate in this showcase event for Paris. More than two million fans from around the world will be invited to Paris to take part in this great celebration of European football. This competition and fan zones in particular, are the source of a powerful collective energy, creating excitement and passion that only sport can generate. We are proud to support the city of Paris and to contribute to the success of UEFA Euro 2016™.’