Construction work has started at D'Ornano Stadium
Less than a week after the last soccer game played by Caen's team, the Normandie 2014 Organising Committee was given the stadium's keys to the stadium for a period of four months. Actually, Norman our official mascot was given the giant key by Viking, Caen's soccer team's official mascot ! Right after this, the first constructions teams then arrived on site in the morning. There is not a minute to lose, since everything has be ready for the Dressage and Jumping test events that will be held from 23 to 26 June in order to test the facilities.
A bailiff came this morning to make a complete report before the opening the site construction starts. The first step is to install protection on the grass. Trucks loaded with sand will then come into action. Finally, we will prepare a world class track and high quality stands in order to welcome the horses, athletes and spectators in the best possible conditions.
With a capacity of 21,000 seats, the stadium will host some of the greatest event during the 2014 Games: the Opening Ceremony on Saturday 23 August, the Dressage competition from 25 to 29 August, the Jumping of the Eventing on Sunday 31 August, and the Jumping competition from 2 to 7 September.