Decathlon India Opens Flagship Store in Chennai

Decathlon India Opens Flagship Store in Chennai
Decathlon, the leading French sports equipment and Sportswear Company opens its flagship store at Poonamallee in Chennai city this Saturday, 10th October 2015. 
This will be Decathlon’s first store in the city and the second in Tamil Nadu after Coimbatore, and will offer the best in sporting supplies, along with Decathlon’s signature customer service.
With an impressive 2000square meter sales and 500 square meter play area, the store will give Chennai’s sport loving visitors an experience to remember with emphasize on cycling, racket sports, water sports, trekking and running

As part of the store opening celebrations, Decathlon will conduct 2-day long cycling, running, zumba, roller-skating and self-defense workshops over the weekend (10th and 11th October)at the Poonamallee store premises.

The Chennai store which offers over 5000 products across 40 sports will have the product range similar to that found in any Decathlon store around the world. To provide a complete sporting experience, the store will have multiple zones, starting from Experience, Play to Discovery Sport
The multi-zone concept is based on learning, experiencing and discovering all forms of sports under one-roof and will include a Football Court, Skating Rink, Table Tennis experience areas, Outdoor Showroom with Tents and Turnball, a Decathlon innovation product specially designed for discovering racket sports, speedball or the pleasure of developing agility. 
Decathlon will also add a Cycling Track, Badminton and Beach Volleyball experience zones to the store in the future. The price range for sporting goods at the store starts at INR 49.
 Antoine Algrain, Store Manager, Decathlon, said on the occasion, “We are excited on the opening of our flagship store in Chennai, a sport loving city of over 9 Million with lots of expectations. We have already engaged with over 4000 customers addicted to our concept. A month before opening, we were already receiving 20 calls a day on average. 
We promise to bring the opportunity for people to experience all sport and also find all their sports items under one roof, some of them very difficult to find equipment today like horse-riding, fishing, trekking gear and cycling accessories. We also hope the store develops some new sport practices and enhance existing ones by our offerings”.
Decathlon, known for its innovative products and value for money, will showcase Decathlon’s ‘Made in India’ range of equipment at the Poonamalle store. 
This includes groundbreaking designs such as MyBike, Hiking – Arpenaz 15 and Cricket Range which have not only proved popular among visitors across the world but have helped the Company truly follow its belief in making the pleasure and benefits of sports accessible to all. 
The store will cater to the catchment areas of Sriperumbudur, Porur, Avadi and Vandalur apart from customers from the city of Chennai.

Enthusiasts can also expect regular cycling, running, Zumba, roller-skating, tennis, badminton and basketball workshops through the year at the store.

About Decathlon..!
Decathlon is a French sports equipment and sportswear company founded in 1976. They sell sports products in more than 726 stores in 20 countries around the world and develop their own products under the flagship brand “Oxylane”. 

At Decathlon you will find a choice of 5000 products and equipment covering over 50 sports. The sports products and equipment are not just technically superior but also affordable to everyone. 

The equipment range caters to all levels of competency – from beginners to experts. Sports enthusiasts can actually try all the sports gear before the purchase.

Decathlon has a philosophy of “Sport for all, All for Sport”. The vision is to make sports available to every individual by creating an environment that makes sport easily accessible to all.

In India, Decathlon has 21 stores in 14 cities with a dream to open 1,000

For further information, please contact:
Decathlon India
Antoine Algrain +91 88830 54000
 Rubric Communications
Derek J. Wheeler +91 94818 1412



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