Beaches of the Prado is the generic name for the beaches in the south neighborhood of Marseille , France . The seaside park is an artificial coastal development created in the late 1970s by Gaston Defferre . They were built with the construction of the subway lines .
They host many events including the Sosh Freestyle Cup , particular due to the presence of the Bowl of Marseille, famous skatepark . In June each year they host concerts during the World Music Day .
Beaches of the Prado was the venue for the 2008 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup , for the occasion, the summer stadium’s capacity was increased to 8500 seats, against 4500. normally. Over the race of the tournament, it hosted 16 teams competing for the crown of World Champions. All group matches and knockout matches were played there. It was the first time that the competition had been held outside Brazil .
On 14 April 2012 the presidential candidate (Jean-Luc Mélenchon) of the French Left Wing group Left Front organized at a big meeting on the Prado Beach. According to the organizers, 120,000 people were present.
- 2008 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
- 2008 FIFA Beach Soccer Final World Cup
- FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Marseille 2008