Palais des Sports de Gerland

Palais des Sports de Gerland is an indoor sporting arena located in Lyon, France. The seating capacity of the arena is 5,910 people.[2]

Palais des Sports
Palais des sports de Gerland.jpg
Full namePalais des Sports de Gerland
LocationLyon, France
Coordinates45°43′26.69″N 4°49′41.37″E / 45.7240806°N 4.8281583°E / 45.7240806; 4.8281583Coordinates: 45°43′26.69″N 4°49′41.37″E / 45.7240806°N 4.8281583°E / 45.7240806; 4.8281583
OwnerCity of Lyon
CapacityTennis: 6,500[1]
Broke groundJanuary 1960
OpenedMay 1962
ArchitectLouis Weckerlin
ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne (1970–80s)
Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon (1987–2009)


It was the venue of the Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon tournament. The arena was the regular home venue of ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne for European Champions cup games in the late 1970s and early 1980s, for which it had a maximum capacity for 10,000 spectators.[3]

The arena also hosted the 1968 European Champions cup final in basketball, in which Real Madrid defeated BC Brno 98-95[4][5] in front of 8,000 spectators.[5] The venue also saw France defeat the United States in the 1991 Davis Cup final. The arena hosted the last Saporta Cup final in 2002, in which Montepaschi Siena won the trophy.[6] In 2006 hosted the 2006 European Figure Skating Championships. It will host several group phase matches for the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 with the country and Spain.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Accueil – Site Officiel de la Ville de Lyon". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 28 September 2007.
  2. ^ Infos Practiques Archived 2008-09-15 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ The Club Scene: Asvel Basket
  4. ^ "8 EUROLIGAS BALONCESTO (6 SUBCAMPEÓN) (EUROPEAN BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS CUP)". Archived from the original on 2017-01-28. Retrieved 2008-09-22.
  5. ^ a b Champions Cup 1967-68
  6. ^ Saporta Cup 2001-02

External linksEdit

  Media related to Palais des sports de Lyon at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Sports City of Real Madrid Pavilion
FIBA European Champions Cup
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Palau dels Esports
Preceded by
Suncoast Dome
St. Petersburg
Davis Cup
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Tarrant County Convention Center
Fort Worth
Preceded by
Torwar Hall
Saporta Cup
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Last final
Preceded by
Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon

Succeeded by
Arena Montpellier