Stade Dominique Duvauchelle – Créteil, France

Stade Dominique DuvauchelleUp next in this France track series is the one found at Stade Dominique Duvauchelle.  Compared to some of the other facilities in this series, this one is fairly new.  It opened in 1983, and was renovated in 1999 and 2004.  Used mainly for soccer, the track does get used as well.  The French national championship meet was held here in 1989.  The track has eight full lanes.  There is no extra room outside lane #8, so all field events that are inside the stadium are also inside the track.  There are locations for a few field events outside the stadium as well.  South and west of the stadium, you see a red-surfaced soccer field/court.  Off the bottom left corner, there is a sandpit for the two painted runways that lead into it.  Below that even further, there is a large cinder triangle area.  In the top two corners, there is a cage for the discus and hammer throw.  In the bottom corner, there looks like there are a couple of shot put rings.  The capacity of this stadium is listed at 12,150.

Stade_Dominique-Duvauchelle track

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