Toulouse. This sports temple will be completely renovated to serve as a “national reference”

The André Brouat Sports Hall in Toulouse will be fully renovated by 2025. A project carried out by the Toulouse Metropole, which has long been requested by resident clubs.
The André Brouat Sports Hall in Toulouse will be fully renovated by 2025. A project carried out by the Toulouse Metropole, which has long been requested by resident clubs. (© IconSport)

Inaugurated in 2005 André Brouat Sports Hall (He was president of Stade Toulousain’s rugby division from 1964 to 1966) hadn’t seen a big job before. But things will change a lot in a few months.

The reconstruction of the sports hall (3, rue Pierre Laplace) and this vast space in Compans-Caffarelli next to the Pierre Baudis Congress Center and the Reflets Compans shopping mall are divided into several projects.

Small sports hall will be demolished

First concern Demolition of a small sports hall.. The bargain should be activated by the end of 2022, as it has already been approved by the City Hall of Toulouse. From 2021 to the end of the 2022 season, three clubs from the Toulouse Basketball Club (TBC) are playing in this enclosure attached to the sports hall. ).Toulouse Metro Pole Basket (TMB) Women and Toulouse Iron Club (TIC) Disabled Sports Club, Always in basketball. The three teams, which have already partially transferred their activities to the Leo Lagrange complex, will play from the resumption of the 2022-2023 season.

Petit Palais Sports will be demolished by the Toulouse Metro Pole.
Petit Palais Sports will be demolished by the Toulouse Metro Pole. (© Archives / News Toulouse)

“I can’t wait anymore”

Sports palace is occupied by Phoenix handball and spacer volleyball player. A structure that affects daily life by making two clubs cramped, from professional teams to educators. “This sports hall has a history and is interesting, but it’s not modern and it’s a real problem for us,” says Phoenix President Philip Dollard. Someone who wants to be sharper.

“Even if the situation isn’t financially enviable, the state and local governments have helped us survive the Covid period, but structurally it’s time for us to turn the corner. Ambition can be limited in this sports palace. It’s hard to find an educator or a niche. This is becoming a major obstacle. Our wish is for athletes. To envision the future and have a vision. Currently, I play the Europa League regularly. “Europe and handball are a number. One indoor sport in the Southwest. I can’t wait any longer.”

Philip DollardPresident of Phoenix Handball
Philip Dollard, President of Phoenix Handball.
Philip Dollard, President of Phoenix Handball. (© Actu Toulouse / Anthony Assémat)

“Making Sports Palace a national benchmark”

It is the Toulouse Metro Pole that manages the structural parts of the sports hall through the transfer of various skills. Like a stadium or the Sepierre racetrack..Philip Plantard, Vice President of Toulouse Metropole, responsible for sports and leisure hubs, details Toulouse News The community’s ambition to renovate the Toulouse enclosure.

“I met Philip Dollard and Jean Azema (President and Editor of Volley Spacer Note). Our purpose is to make the sports hall a national reference. To give the club another dimension. Needs to be decorated and refurbished. “

Philip PlantardVice President of Toulouse Metropole, responsible for sports and leisure hubs

First sketch of the project

A workaround for the project has begun, even if the architect team has not yet been elected. But the first sketch is promising. The main point of the project is the creation of a glass-enclosed reception area, a large interior for sports halls, videos, sounds (sound system will be recreated in the coming months), offices, VIP areas and public access. Will be refurbished. The bottom line is to give space to clubs that have been apparently cramped for years.

Phoenix also wants real space for cryotherapy, which is a powerful axis for athletes’ recovery.

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The expansion project of Toulouse Business School (TBS) will lead to the removal of the parking lot in the sports hall.
The expansion project of Toulouse Business School (TBS) will lead to the removal of the parking lot in the sports hall. (© Archives / News Toulouse)

TBS: Expansion work at the end of 2022

On the central side of Pierre Baudis 200 to 300 meters expansion2We are investigating, even if everything is still a bit early. This also needs to start in late 2022 or early 2023, with the lower courtyard and parking lot removed, as the space loss caused by the expansion of the Toulouse Business School (TBS) needs to be compensated for.

With a surface area of ​​31,500 m², this brand new campus includes sports facilities, cyberspace, coworking areas, multimedia rooms and association-only spaces. The green terrace on the top floor promises a beautiful view of the pink city. The opening scheduled for 2023, before the onset of the health crisis, was postponed to 2025.

Estimated cost of the project: 3.5 million

The site, on the other hand, has nothing to do with the capacity of the enclosure, It remains in up to 4200 locations. Inside, in recent years, we have installed a large cubic advertising screen like a large hall and changed the seats.

Toulouse Métropole is a multi-year investment plan (PPI) that provides projects with € 3.5 million envelopes. Metropolis hopes to have a brand new sports hall by 2025.

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