AccorHotels Arena

AccorArena (originally known as Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, and previously as AccorHotels Arena; also known as Bercy Arena in competitions where commercial names are prohibited, such as in the Olympic Games) is an indoor sports arena and concert hall located in the neighborhood of Bercy, on boulevard de Bercy, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, France. The closest métro station is Bercy. Designed by the architectural firm Andrault-Parat, Jean Prouvé and Aydin Guvan, the arena has a pyramidal shape and walls covered with a sloping lawn. It has a seating capacity ranging from 7,000 to 20,300, depending on the event.

AccorHotels Arena
Bercy Arena (non-commercial)
Bercy
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Exterior of venue
Former namesPalais omnisports de Paris-Bercy (1984–2014)
Bercy Arena (2014-15)
AccorHotels Arena (2015-20)
Location8 Boulevard de Bercy
Bercy, XIIe, Paris, France
Coordinates48°50′19.15″N 2°22′42.60″E / 48.8386528°N 2.3785000°E / 48.8386528; 2.3785000Coordinates: 48°50′19.15″N 2°22′42.60″E / 48.8386528°N 2.3785000°E / 48.8386528; 2.3785000
Public transitParis MétroParis Métro Line 6Paris Métro Line 14 Bercy
OwnerVille de Paris
OperatorSEM Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy
CapacityConcerts: 20,300
Boxing: 16,394
Tennis: 15,609
Handball: 15,609
Basketball: 15,609
Ice Hockey: 15,000
Athletics: 10,910
SurfaceVersatile
Construction
Broke groundFebruary 1981 (1981-02)
Opened3 February 1984 (1984-02-03)
Renovated2014–15
Architect
Website
accorhotelsarena.com

HistoryEdit

 
The arena during the Paris Masters in 2008.

It has been used as the main venue for the Paris Masters ATP Tour tennis tournament, and for many sports events, such as: table tennis, handball, basketball, boxing, gymnastics, track cycling, show jumping, and more.

POPB hosted the European gymnastics championship in 2000, the 1991 and 1996[1] FIBA EuroLeague Final Fours, and the FIBA EuroBasket championship in 1999, among others. It also hosted the 2009–10 EuroLeague Final Four. It also hosted the Masters Karting Paris Bercy star race, from 1993 to 2001, and again in 2011. It is also serving as a host, along with Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany of the 2017 IIHF World Championship. On 28 June, it was announced that the arena would host the 2017 European League of Legends Championship Series Summer Finals.[2]

As part of the 2014–15 renovations efforts, the arena was renamed to Bercy Arena on 1 January 2015. It was again renamed to AccorHotels Arena in October 2015,[3] and again to AccorArena in June 2020.[4][5]

The arena hosted the 2019 League of Legends World Championship Finals.

On January 24, 2020, it hosted a NBA regular season game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Hornets, who would be represented by Frenchman Nicolas Batum.

It will also host several matches including the final of the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 in the country and Spain.

The arena will be a venue for 2024 Summer Olympics.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1996 Final Four: Victory comes to Greece and the Greens Archived 12 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Arrivé, Paul (28 June 2017). "eSport - League of Legends : les finales LCS à l'AccorHotels Arena de Paris". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 May 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Accor Arena". Accor Arena (in French). Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  5. ^ AccorHotels Arena devient AccorArena [AccorHotels Arena becomes AccorArena]. YouTube (in French). 24 May 2020. Retrieved 2 June 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to AccorHotels Arena at Wikimedia Commons