More trees, more flowers, more spacious, with ever more infrastructure on offer. The Sports Plain of Avignon continues its vast transformation and celebrates its three years of existence this year, when the the development works of phase 3.
The city has created a new entrylocated from East Coast, avenue de l’Amandier. It thus complements the three other numbers already present: north, south and west.
Pedestrians, bicycles, new access open to all
This space has been completely restructured and designed for optimal accessibility: creation of a secure entrance forecourt, with metal and wooden barriers, opening for passing bicycles, turning gate for new pedestrians.
A more wooded area, with many street furniture
A pedestrian walkway leads to the sports fields (mini-tennis courts, volleyball courts, etc.) and playgrounds, while crossing a flowered expanse of 4,000 m2with poplars (already existing) and 28 trees Mediterranean species planted as part of this phase 3 of the work. In addition, for the comfort of users, several items of street furniture have been installed: four benches with backrests, three picnic tables, three daybeds, six trash cans, nine bicycle racks and a drinking fountain.
1,500 flowers and shrubs planted
Landscaping accompanied the extension of the sports course: planting of 1,500 flowers and shrubs, as well as the removal of certain stands from the stadium to allow the passage of emergency vehicles.
6,500 meters2 of total area for phase 3
This phase 3 of the development of the Plaine des Sports, which has just been completed, represents 6,500 m2 of total area, 3,450 m2 of green spaces including 1,725 m2 created, 1,250m2 of dewatered surfaces and 960 m2 of flowery meadow.
In total, the work of this phase 3 amounted to €575,000which brings the total investment for this Plaine des Sports to €5.5 million (phase 1: €4.3 million; phase 2: €650,000). An envelope which was financed to the tune of €3,224 million by the City of Avignon, €800,000 by Greater Avignon, €740,000 by the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, €380,000 by the State through the City policy endowment (DPV) and €351,000 per the National Agency for Urban Renewal (Anru).