Building a temperate bowls pitch is a smart way to control your budgets and protect our planet.
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[TESTIMONY] VERONIQUE SARSEILLI, MAYOR OF SAINTE-FOY-LES-LYON
At the beginning of June, the town of Sainte-Foy-Lès-Lyon (69) inaugurated a new sports facility called Karo: a sports hall with six bowls pitches and a 70 m2 clubhouse. Véronique Sarselli, the town mayor, looks back on the creation of this facility.
CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE ORIGINS OF THIS PROJECT?
Bowling sports are very popular in Sainte-Foy-Lès-Lyon because they are synonymous with popular intergenerational sports. As the existing venue became obsolete, we needed to refurbish it to have a quality venue to play in. The project had been launched a few years ago but had not been successful the first time due to geological problems that had resulted in significant additional costs.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE A TIMBER CLUBHOUSE?
As the sports structure is located in the Marius Bourrat park, it was essential to have a material that fits harmoniously into the site. Moreover, in our town, we try to favour projects that include a sustainable development aspect. Indeed, we, the community, can no longer put up buildings that ignore this issue, we must be well aware of this. So it’s a very good solution.
WHAT WILL THE MAIN USE OF THIS SPORTS STRUCTURE BE?
This project was undertaken alongside the Sainte-Foy Pétanque association. Several competitions have and will take place there. The objective is really to be able to organise many tournaments, but also to take advantage of this structure to increase the numbers of younger players. We hope that this new sports facility will take off as hoped. The sports hall will also be freely accessible, but not the clubhouse, which is reserved for event organisers.