The French Rugby Federation (FFR) has started a competitive dialogue to find a company to build and maintain the new national stadium for rugby. Deadline for applications is 15 July.
Construction will be based on the project developed by the architectural team of Populous, workshops 234 and Egis.
The constructor will build the stadium, work on real estate projects around the stadium and enter into a contract for ongoing maintenance of the facility.
Meanwhile, the property required for the project is being assembled and an agreement for the sale of the hippodrome of Ris-Orangis has been entered into by the owner.
FFR President Pierre CAMOU said:
The signing of the agreement for sale of the Hippodrome de Ris-Orangis is a new stage in the path to the construction of this great stadium which will be a major element of both the independence of French rugby and the development of the territory on which it will be implemented.