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Stade Marcel-Picot, Nancy

February 2022

Polytan Rekortan PUR Indoor in Stade Marcel-Picot in Nancy

Delightfully high demand

Even if the inscription on the city’s coat of arms sounds rather militant, (‘no one harasses me with impunity’), Nancy has hardly ever been involved in warfare. The capital of the Duchy of Lorraine has been nicknamed the ‘golden city’ due to its bourgeois mansions from different eras and magnificent palaces. The three most well-known squares, Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d’Alliance, are now all UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The student town has therefore always remained serene, and the French way of life can be enjoyed here in a relaxed manner. Rather prudent also best sums up the Association Sportive Nancy Lorraine, abbreviated to AS Nancy, the city’s football club – apart from occasional excursions into the highest division, they are mostly regulars in Ligue 2.

The highlight was in 2006, when Nancy won the French League Cup. Today, the Stade Marcel-Picot seats 20,000 spectators. The Stade Marcel-Picot also has a special feature in terms of its stands. Underneath them lies our Rekortan PUR Indoor covering.

The space underneath the stands is usually used for stowage and parking space, if at all. AS Nancy had a better idea and installed a sprint circuit which the home football team uses for training purposes. Polytan Rekortan PUR is a solid plastic surface which, thanks to a combination of elastic base layer and solid construction, also offers optimal conditions for athletes in the indoor version. The result of these high-speed synthetic surfaces are maximum acceleration and perfect shock absorption values. The energy-boosting tread elasticity and high abrasion resistance round off this top quality surface.

This idea is catching on: in addition to the footballers, the track is mainly used in winter by local athletics clubs, consisting of the umbrella association Nancy Athlétisme Métropole and its affiliated clubs Saint Max Essey Club Athletic, Vandoeuvre Athlétisme, Nancy Athlétisme Club, Amicale Laïque de Neuves-Maisons and Laxou Athlétisme. We are of course happy about such high demand, especially since Rekortan PUR Indoor was created for high loads.

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