Stade du Carré Sénart

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The Stade du Carré Sénart is a ballpark located in Lieusaint, Ile-de-France, which is part of the city of Sénart, Ile-de-France. Inaugurated in 2012, the park is home to the Templiers de Sénart of the French Division Elite.

The ballpark is named after the "Carré Sénart", one of the largest shopping complexes in the Paris metropolitan area, which stands a short distance away. It is one of only two ballparks in France to be homologated for international competitions - the other is in Toulouse. It boasts some features which are unique in the country: artificial turf, lighting suitable for night games, heated dugouts, an enclosed clubhouse, and a public address system. However, there are no permanent stands; temporary stands are added when larger-scale competitions are held at the park.

The park is located in what was an otherwise undeveloped area at the time of its opening, with corn fields just beyond the complex. Foul balls hit beyond the right foul line tend to end up among the corn stalks. The city of Sénart is planning on adding other sports facilities nearby in future years.

IBAF President Riccardo Fraccari was the guest of honor for the park's official dedication during the 2012 Challenge de France. The ballpark next hosted the 2013 European Cup.