— Published 20 March 2023

A rugby fanzone at Place de la Concorde

With less than a year to go before the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the city of Paris will experience the atmosphere of the fan zones as early as this fall for the Rugby World Cup 2023 (September 8 to October 28). A “Rugby Village” will be set up for the duration of the tournament on the Place de la Concorde. It will be free of charge and can accommodate up to 10,000 people. According to the city hall of the capital and the organizing committee, which revealed the details, two giant screens will allow fans to follow the matches. Installed on the eastern part of the square, on the Tuileries garden side, the fan zone will have a stage under the obelisk, a rugby field and another for armchair rugby. It will be open between 2:00 pm and 11:30 pm, from Thursday when France, or from Friday to Sunday. Announced cost: about 3 million euros, partly financed by the presence of private partners. The organizers expect an attendance of at least 40% of foreigners, despite the absence of matches of the World Cup 2023 in Paris intra-muros.