The French Squash Federation, with the PACA Squash League and the Modern'Squash club, will organize the Men's World Team Championship from November 26th to December 3rd. This event, held every two years since 1967, will enjoy its 25th edition.
Ticket purchase will be available from Friday June 16th, online or on the spot, subject to availability.
HOW TO GET TO MARSEILLE
The Marseille Provence Airport in Marignane has many international flights landing and leaving from the airport.
A shuttle joins the city center from the airport. It takes 25mins with normal driving conditions (it takes longer at peak hours). The shuttle leaves every 15mins from MP1 between Hall 3-4 and Hall 1.
All the information about the shuttle service: http://www.navettemarseilleaeroport.com
The Marseille Saint-Charles station is located in the heart of the city center. It is very easy to join your hotel from the station walking or via public transport. The station is located on the junction between the two underground lines of Marseille.
HOW TO GET TO THE VENUES
Via public transports
Both venues are close to the city center, it is highly recommended to use public transport to get there.
For the salle Vallier: Metro 1 “La Blancarde” – 7min walk or Tram 2 “Foch Boisson” – 3min walk.
For Modern Squash: Metro 2 to « Bougainville » then Bus n°38 to « Gay Lussac Geze ».
Check out the map and the timetable : http://www.rtm.fr/en
Traffic is dense in Marseille at peak hours. If you want to be on time for the matches, we advise you to use public transport.
At Modern Squash, there are parking slots all along the Boulevard Gay Lussac.
At the sale Vallier, parking is difficult in the streets. You can use the closed carpark called Marseille Vallier located on 41 Avenue Maréchal Foch.
HOSTING & TOURISM
You are looking for a hotel? You want to discover more of Marseille and the region? Check out the Tourism Office website.
In both venues, fast food with sandwiches and drinks will be available. If you want a proper dinner, both venues are surrounded by restaurants with local specialties for the best variety.
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Two competition venues within Marseille
The Modern'Squash club will be the main venue for competing nations. Indeed, the club will host most of the matches in its classical courts.
A glass-court is also going to be built and a few hundred seats will allow the public to watch the fixtures. Part of the club will be remodeled.
The Modern’Squash will host the group phase and part of final stage as well as most of the ranking matches.
It is therefore in a brand new modern environment that players and public alike will share this international sports event.An approximatly 200 seats stand will be installed in front of the glass-court for everyone to enjoy the show.
The Salle Vallier :
An entirely glassed court will be built in this sports facility. Used to host numerous boxing events, it will be completly remodeled for the occasion.
More than 1,000 seats will be available to watch the games. Most of the round of sixteen and quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the final will be held at this venue.
A high-level international competition
Squash gathers 40 million players around the world dispatched in 148 countries
Around 380 professional tournaments are held on the circuit.
In Marseille, 24 nations are expected with the 100 world's best players.
Among the favourites, Egypt is probably the most anticipated with its icons Mohamed ElShorbagy – ex-World Number 1 – and Ramy Ashour – multiple-time world champion.
To overthrow the Egyptian nation, England, the defending champion, will undoubtedly rise to the challenge, as well as France.