The fan zone, located on Place de la Concorde for the next Rugby World Cup scheduled for France (8 September - 28 October), will not be in partnership with TotalEnergies. It was Pierre Rabadan, former rugby player converted deputy mayor of the City of Paris, who made this announcement during the Paris Council. The elected official explains that the town hall has not been "associated with the search for partnerships by the public interest group (GIP)" (organizer of the World Cup).
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The former Stade Français rugby player added that he had met an official of the energy giant and that "it was out of the question to have any activation [of TotalEnergies] on the Parisian space".
In addition, TotalEnergies had said no in 2019 to be a partner of the 2024 Olympic Games. It was partly the mayor of Paris who had tipped the scales on the side of refusal. The mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and the CEO of the French group Patrick Pouyanné had met.