ABOUT BONZINI: OUR PARTNERSHIPS
Unique partnerships and projects
Bonzini has historically cultivated strong partnerships with businesses, craftsmen, artists, and the public sector to develop projects in which a foosball table becomes a communications vector, a cultural or technological icon, or a work of art, bringing new perspectives to the game.
Stations featuring Bonzini tables:
Orléans, Tours, La Roche sur Yon, Vannes, Bordeaux Saint-Jean, Toulouse Matabiau, La Rochelle, Limoges Benedictins, Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris-Nord, Paris-Montparnasse, Paris-Est, Paris Saint-Lazare, Bercy, Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV, Lille Flandres, Lens, Rouen, Arras, Lisieux, Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, Cherbourg, Evreux, Amiens, Nice, Marseille Saint-Charles, Strasbourg, Metz, Champagne Ardenne TGV, Reims, Lyon Part-Dieu, Lyon Perrache, Saint-Etienne, Grenoble, Bourg St Maurice, Besançon, Dijon Ville, Nancy.
The SNCF now has over 70 Bonzini foosball tables in its stations!
TIt all started in 2014, when the SNCF installed a free play B60 in the Valence TGV station, sparking a passion for table football in travellers and other users.
Inspired by this success, it installed a table in Lyon St-Exupéry station in 2015 for the station’s 20th anniversary.
Foosball has proven to be a fun and social way for people moving through stations or waiting for their train to pass the time.
The “Station Foosball” concept has been expanded into 40 TGV stations, 10 Eurostar stations, 8 Transilien stations and 16 Intercités stations, for a total of over 70 Bonzini football tables across the SNCF’s different networks!
How to play? With whom?
All station foosball tables are free of charge and available 24/7 for one game... or more! Balls are available directly from the central ball feed on one of the long play sides. Just send the ball back up the ramp, drop it onto the pitch, and let the fun begin!
A “Connected Foosball” smartphone app
To foster conversations and encounters between players, the program includes the “Baby-Foot connecté” smartphone app, which encourages players to keep the foosball experience going with other travellers.
They can create an avatar and use it to record their scores, challenge other players at the station to a game (or more than one!), compare themselves to other teams, and become station table football champions.
A custom B60 for the SNCF
We designed a special table football table to meet the station foosball program’s unique needs, combining the authentic Bonzini look with a personalized finish for each station. The black lacquered tables feature a polycarbonate frame and a central ball feed, with teams wearing the colours of the SNCF and the French national football team. And all free of charge!
Photos : © SNCF 2018
DID YOU KNOW?
Each foosball table has a unique serial number.
Check the Vintage section to find out when yours was built.