Dôme de Paris
|Full name||Dôme de Paris—Palais des Sports|
|Former names||Palais des Sports (1960-2015)|
|Address||34 Boulevard Victor|
75015 Paris, France
|Owner||Société d'exploitation du palais des sports|
The venue was built in 1959 to replace the old Vel’ d’Hiv at the Porte de Versailles. With a capacity of 4,600 seats, it was the largest venue in Paris. The architects and engineers created a dome with the lightest structure ever designed in the world[clarification needed] made of 1,100 aluminium panels.
Since its first season, it has presented shows and concerts, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Josephine Baker, U2, Liza Minnelli, Diana Ross, Dalida, Johnny Hallyday, Sylvie Vartan, the Harlem Globetrotters, and Holiday on Ice in addition to events such as boxing matches. It is notable as being the venue where the original 1980 French production of Les Miserables premiered.
Over the years, people from all over the world have come to the Dôme de Paris to see music hall and sports legends, dancers, ice skaters, circus shows, musical shows (Les Dix Commandements, Le Roi Soleil) and other shows such as ones directed by Robert Hossein, a pioneer in big French shows.
The Dôme de Paris will host the weightlifting competition during the 2024 Summer Olympics.
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