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Accor Arena
Bercy
AccorHotels Logo 2016.svg
Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 2007.jpg
Exterior of venue
Former namesPalais omnisports de Paris-Bercy (1984–2014)
Bercy Arena (2014–15)
AccorHotels Arena (2015–2020)
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; 2.3785000
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
accorarena.com

Accor Arena (originally known as Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, and previously as AccorHotels Arena; also known as Bercy 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.

History

The arena during the Paris Masters in 2008.
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.

The arena is one of the main venues for concerts in Paris. It has hosted numerous French and international performers over the years. Among those who have performed there the most are French rock singer Johnny Hallyday with 93 solo concerts from 1987 to 2016 and 6 concerts with the group Les vieilles canailles, French singer-songwriter Michel Sardou with 91 concerts from 1989 to 2012, French entertainer Dorothée with 56 concerts from 1990 to 1996 and another one in 2010, Canadian singer Celine Dion with 35 concerts from 1995 to 2017, Canadian-born French singer Mylène Farmer with 33 concerts from 1989 to 2013, Norwegian band A-ha with 2 concerts in 1988 [1][2] and American singer-songwriter Madonna with 21 concerts from 1990 to 2015.

POPB hosted the European gymnastics championship in 2000, the 1991 and 1996[3] 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.[4]

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,[5] and again to AccorArena in June 2020.[6][7]

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

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

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

The arena will be a venue for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

See also

References

  1. ^ "A-ha diary 1984 - now".
  2. ^ "Stay on These Roads Tour 1988 – 1989 | a-ha live".
  3. ^ 1996 Final Four: Victory comes to Greece and the Greens Archived 12 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "AccorHotels Acquires Naming Rights for Bercy Arena in Paris". Archived from the original on 9 May 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Accor Arena". Accor Arena (in French). Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  7. ^ AccorHotels Arena devient AccorArena [AccorHotels Arena becomes AccorArena]. YouTube (in French). 24 May 2020. Archived from the original on 18 November 2021. Retrieved 2 June 2020.

External links

Media related to AccorHotels Arena at Wikimedia Commons

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