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Vinci picked for €112m sports arena

9 Jul 12 Vinci Concessions has been named as preferred bidder for a 28-year partnership contract to design, finance, build, operate and maintain a 10,000-seat stadium in Dunkirk, France.

The contract with the Communauté Urbaine de Dunkerque has a total investment of €112m (£88m).

Design and construction of the Arena de Dunkerque is expected to take 36 months and will be carried out by Vinci Construction France through its subsidiaries ADIM Nord Picardie, Sogea Caroni and Dumez EPS, in association with local businesses. Architectural input will be provided by Chabanne & Partenaires, in partnership with AvantPropos and AB+Architectes.

Commercial operation of the stadium, including facilities management and sporting fixture/events programming, will be handled by Vinci Concessions, while upkeep and maintenance will be entrusted to Vinci Facilities.

The USDK handball club and the BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque basketball club will be key users of the new stadium.

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