Paris 2024 reveals design for urban park venue in Place de la Concorde

Temporary venue in Paris' largest square will host breaking, BMX freestyle, skateboarding, and 3X3 basketball competitions during the Olympic Games in 2024.

By ZK Goh
Picture by © Paris 2024

The design for the planned Paris 2024 Olympic Games venue at Place de la Concorde in the heart of the French capital has been unveiled by organisers (artist's impression above).

Place de la Concorde, the largest public square in Paris located near the Tuileries Gardens at the end of the Champs-Elysées, will play host to an urban park that will be the site of breaking, BMX freestyle, skateboarding (both street and park), and 3X3 basketball.

Organisers hope the venue will welcome up to 37,000 people daily for competitions as well as entertainment, with concerts, exhibitions, and sports demonstrations all planned to take place at the Concorde Urban Park too.

The Concorde Urban Park will "showcase the magnificent cultural and architectural heritage of Paris as a stage for spectacular, exciting and creative modern sports", a press release from Paris 2024 said.

French skateboarder Charlotte Hym added: "Practicing in Paris, in the middle of the city, is exactly what skating is all about. 

"Thinking that you'll get to perform at Place de la Concorde makes you even more eager to give it everything you’ve got and make it to the Olympic Games in 2024."

As Place de la Concorde is a public square, the venue will be temporary and accessible by public transport.