Stade Pierre de Coubertin (Paris)

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Stade Pierre de Coubertin
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LocationParis, France
CapacityBasketball: 4,200
Boxing: 4,836
Construction
Opened1937
Renovated1946, 1990
Expanded1990
ArchitectCarre & Clavel
Didier Drummond (1990 renovation)[1]
Tenants
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)
Paris-Levallois (Basketball)

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.

History[edit]

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.[2] The stadium was used as a detention centre during the Paris massacre of 1961.[3] In 1990, the arena underwent a renovation, which included a new façade, expansion of its seating capacity, and the addition of various service areas.[1]

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 France Badminton.[citation needed] The arena has been selected to be the venue for the goalball competitions at the 2024 Summer Paralympics.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "STADE PIERRE-DE-COUBERTIN". Paris 2024. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Stade Pierre de Coubertin". Paris.fr. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Le 17 octobre 1961 à Paris : une démonstration algérienne, un massacre colonial". Musée National de l'histoire de l'immigration. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Paris 2024". Architecture of the Games. Retrieved 19 December 2020.

Coordinates: 48°50′07″N 2°15′22″E / 48.83528°N 2.25611°E / 48.83528; 2.25611

Preceded by
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
Tokyo
Masters Cup
Venue

1971
Succeeded by
Palau Blaugrana
Barcelona