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Rugby: when Aviron Bayonnais traps its supporters with a virtual reality experience


THE SPORT SCAN – The Basque club offered its supporters a virtual reality experience which, in the end, became very real.

A strange experience and sacred memories for the supporters of Aviron Bayonnais. The Basque club has indeed offered its fans to experience special moments with its rugby players. Basically, the idea was simple: to give Bayonnais a virtual reality experience, VR glasses on their eyes, in which the manager of Rowing, Yannick Bru, asks them to try to catch a rugby ball. in places typical of the Basque Country, whether in the mountains, the beach or supporters’ gatherings.

Until then a rather classic virtual reality experience. Except that the club had fun trapping the participants by bringing real rowing players into the 40 m2 cabin where the experience took place. Great surprise when the participants took off their helmets and found themselves surrounded by Jean Monribot and seven other of his teammates.

Aviron Bayonnais, current third in Pro D2, has set up this original event in partnership with the BAB2 Shopping Center. And the adventure will continue until November 17th. This time the players will not be present but the Basque supporters will be able to experience an immersion within the “mini Jean-Dauger», Named after the famous bayonnaise enclosure. Rowing promises “A different ending, just as surprising. The participants will experience the intense moment of the Pena Baiona until the entry of the players, in an unprecedented way ”, indicates the club.

An original initiative aimed at fervent supporters of Aviron Bayonnais. “Rugby is one of the showcase sports of our territory. It is part of the culture of the Basque Country and generates so many emotions that we wanted to pay homage to it through a unique and innovative experience.», Welcomes Philippe Tayeb, the president of the club.

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