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The Pavillon de l'éducation physique et des sports de l'Université Laval ("Laval University Sports and Physical Education Complex"), usually called PEPS for short, is a sports complex located in Quebec City, Quebec, on the Université Laval campus. PEPS opened in 1970 and includes an outdoor stadium, an indoor stadium, two indoor swimming pools (aquatic centre), basketball and tennis courts, a fitness centre, and two hockey arenas that can be combined into one for long track speed skating.

For the 1976 Summer Olympics, it hosted four women and seven men's team handball competitions.[1][2]

The main arena seats 2,000 and was home to the reborn Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1997 to 1999 when they moved back to their traditional home at the Colisée Pepsi.

Since 2004, PEPS has been home to the WTA Tour Coupe Banque Nationale. From 2009 to 2013 it was home to the Quebec Kebs basketball franchise in the National Basketball League of Canada.

A major expansion from 2010 to 2012 added an indoor Olympic size swimming pool, a 3,000-seat gymnasium, a covered soccer stadium, and other facilities. Upgrades were also made to the outdoor stadium.

PEPS Stadium (Telus Stadium)Edit

Stade TELUS-Université Laval
PEPS Le Stade Extérieur
 
LocationRue Du PEPS
Quebec City, Canada
Coordinates46°47′06″N 71°16′37″W / 46.78500°N 71.27694°W / 46.78500; -71.27694Coordinates: 46°47′06″N 71°16′37″W / 46.78500°N 71.27694°W / 46.78500; -71.27694
OwnerUniversité Laval
OperatorUniversité Laval
Capacity12,817[3] (expandable to 18,000)
Opened1994
Tenants
Laval Rouge et Or

The outdoor Telus Stadium or Stade TELUS-Université Laval is home of the Laval Rouge et Or of U Sports football. It is officially a 12,817-seat Canadian football and soccer stadium. It was built in 1994. Approximately 2,000 seats were added to the stadium in preparation for the two events, which were the 45th and 46th Vanier Cup games, bringing seated capacity up to 12,257 from the previous 10,200.

In June 2003, a Canadian Football League exhibition game between the Montreal Alouettes and the Ottawa Renegades was held at PEPS.[4] In December 2008, Canadian Interuniversity Sport awarded the 2009 and 2010 Vanier Cup to Quebec City. The 2009 title game was sold out, with 18,628 fans in the stands including standing room. Attendance at the 2010 Vanier Cup was over 16,000. Subsequent championship games were awarded to Laval in 2013, 2015, 2018, and 2019.

On October 20, 2019, a record 19,381 fans attended the Rouge et Or game against the Montreal Carabins as the program celebrated their 25th year anniversary.[5]

Vanier Cup gamesEdit

Game Date Winning Team Score Opponent Attendance
45th November 28, 2009 Queen's Gaels 33–31 Calgary Dinos 18,628
46th November 27, 2010 Laval Rouge et Or 29–2 Calgary Dinos 16,237
49th November 23, 2013 Laval Rouge et Or 25–14 Calgary Dinos 18,543
51st November 28, 2015 UBC Thunderbirds 26–23 Montreal Carabins 12,557
54th November 24, 2018 Laval Rouge et Or 34–20 Western Mustangs 12,380

Professional Canadian footballEdit

Date Winning Team Score Opponent Attendance
June 7, 2003 Montreal Alouettes 54–23 Ottawa Renegades 10,358
June 13, 2015 Montreal Alouettes 26–9 Ottawa Redblacks 4,778

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1976 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 202-7.
  2. ^ 1976 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 3. pp. 349-51, 355-61.
  3. ^ http://www.peps.ulaval.ca/installations
  4. ^ "Calvillo, Alouettes hammer Renegades". CBC Sports. June 9, 2003. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
  5. ^ "U Sports Football Players of the Week: Patten, Lavallée, Liegghio honoured". U Sports. October 23, 2019.

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