The Léo-Lagrange stadium has a six-lane 400m track, with an eight-lane front straight for the 100m sprint. It is fully-equipped for training in all disciplines: throwing areas (discus, shot put, hammer, javelin), jumping areas (high jump, pole vault, long and triple jump), a steeplechase water jump, mobile equipment for hurdles events, and starting blocks. It also has an indoor athletics hall for training during bad weather.
The venue has two new, well-designed changing rooms, each measuring over 60 sq. m, as well as a meeting room and an office for training staff. It also caters for any sporting needs athletes preparing for the 2024 Games may have off the track and field, by offering multimedia rooms equipped with video projectors, a fitness training room, ice baths, a sauna and a swimming pool.
A first-aid room and a private medical practice are available on site if needed. The facility also has secure storage spaces, a stand that is open to the public (400 seats), a technical repair workshop (para athletics) and an internet access point.
One of Besançon’s main priorities is to promote parasports disciplines, and as part of that effort, it has been organising the only event of its kind in France, the Raid Handi-Forts adventure race, since 2008. The parasports project has grown by encouraging sports clubs to set up a parasport section and making sports facilities accessible to people with disabilities. Thanks to all this work, Besançon received the 2016 Parasport City award.