The Stade Pierre de Coubertin (French for Pierre de Coubertin Stadium) is an indoor arena that is located in Paris, France. It is the home venue of the Paris Saint-Germain Handball team. Currently, the arena has a seating capacity of 4,200 people for basketball games.
|Architect||Carre & Clavel|
Didier Drummond (1990 renovation)
|ATP World Tour Finals (Tennis) (1971)|
Open GDF Suez (Tennis) (1993– 2014)
French Open (Badminton)
Paris Saint-Germain (Handball)
Paris BR (Basketball)
Levallois Sporting Club (Basketball)
Stade Pierre de Coubertin was opened in 1937, for the Universal Exposition, and it was rebuilt after bombing that occurred during the Second World War. The stadium was used as a detention centre during the Paris massacre of 1961. In 1990, the arena underwent a renovation, which included a new façade, expansion of its seating capacity, and the addition of various service areas.
In addition to previously being the home arena of the basketball teams Paris BR, Levallois Sporting Club, and Paris-Levallois, each year the Stade Pierre de Coubertin also hosts various sporting events, such as the fencing Grand Prix: Challenge International de Paris (in January) and the Challenge Monal (in February), the Open Gaz de France women's tennis tournament, and the Internationaux de France de Badminton. The arena has been selected to be the venue for the goalball competitions at the 2024 Summer Paralympics.
See also edit
- "STADE PIERRE-DE-COUBERTIN". Paris 2024. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
- "Stade Pierre de Coubertin". Paris.fr. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
- "Le 17 octobre 1961 à Paris : une démonstration algérienne, un massacre colonial". Musée National de l'histoire de l'immigration. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
- "Les Internationaux de France de Badminton 2022 au stade Pierre de Coubertin". sortiraparis.com (in French). Retrieved 24 October 2022.
- "Paris 2024". Architecture of the Games. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
- Media related to Stade Pierre-de-Coubertin (Paris) at Wikimedia Commons