March 30, 2006

Obut indoor boulodrome

Some time ago, we talked about indoor petanque courts.
Last week I had the opportunity to visit the brand new indoor boulodrome at Obut's factory. The weather in St Bonnet is far from warm and sunny year round so they converted part of an old plant into the real thing.
Spacious, well lit, with nice murals all around. At the far end a fake audience, watching your every throw.
And of course catering facilities on the other side.
In other words, a perfect place for sales (and other) meetings.
Boules galore, needless to say.

It shows how petanque can be attractive indoor entertainment as well, just like having pool tables or darts. Let's hope some bar or restaurant owners in the northern states pick up the concept. The investment is nominal, and you don't lose that space. Say you have a large party, then you can still use the courts for tables, a buffet, bar, whatever. A lot easier than moving pool tables around.

1 comment:

Jeppy said...

I am awed by that boulodrome. It is fantastic! Thanks for posting those photos. I especially like the one with the crowd looking in on the game play.

If only we could get the financial backing in Michigan...