PARIS 2024 Place de la Concorde is planned to host the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in 2024

Games Paris 2024 Paralympics: Place de la Concorde considered for the opening ceremony

Place de la Concorde, at the time of the Paris marathon. — Francois Mori/AP/SIPA

The committee Organization of the Games (Cojo) plans to organize the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games (August 28-September 8) at Place de la Concorde, he said. Thursday. This proposal, made during an executive meeting of the committee, will be presented to the next board meeting on July 12.

During the Olympics, Place de la Concorde will host urban sports events (skateboarding, breakdance, BMX, 3X3 basketball). For the ceremony of the Paralympic Games, this emblematic square in Paris will be able to accommodate approximately « 30,000 spectators » the Cojo.

The closing ceremonies « would take place at the Stade de France »

The Paralympic Games ceremony will therefore take place outside the stadium, like the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, scheduled on the Seine. The delegate interministerial at the Olympic Games, Michel Cadot, recently explained that working groups (town hall, police headquarters, and Ile-de-France prefecture) must « restore a waypoint » with a view to a “ validation end of August-beginning of September » and the “ have it approved by the end of the year 2022 ».

The two closing ceremonies « would take place at the Stade de France » the Cojo in a press release. In addition, the Cojo has garnered this week its fifth leading sponsor, the Carrefour group, after Orange, EDF, BPCE and Sanofi. The amount of the budget emanating from the sponsors is 1.1 billion euros and the Cojo wants to have gathered 80% of this sum by the end of the year. In February, he claimed to have already garnered or secure around 715 million euros.