Versailles Re-confirmed as Equestrian Venue for 2024 Paris Olympic Games

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 09:58
3D render of the equestrian venue at Versailles for the 2024 Olympic Games

The organizing committee of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games have re-confirmed the gardens of Versailles as venue for equestrian and para equestrian sport. 

Recent revisions of the budget, in an effort to save 400 million euro due to the corona pandemic, have led to a revised venue plan.

The plans to use Versailles as venue for horse sport remain unchanged, as announced in 2017.

The royal palace of Louis XIV will provide a distant back drop for Olympic horse sport as the competition arena will be located in the far end of the gardens. 

A temporary facility on this UNESCO world heritage site will have a capacity to seat 20,000 spectators. Spectator capacity for cross-country has been revised down to 62,000 from the 80,000 projected in 2017. 

Versailles meets two of the Paris Games’ core goals of being “green” and highlighting the rich cultural heritage of France.

Source: Horse Sport

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