Arena 92

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Arena 92 (proposed name)
Location Nanterre, France
Capacity 32,000 (rugby)
40,000 (concerts)
5,000+ (indoor sports)
Surface Artificial
Construction
Opened December 2016
Construction cost 320 million
Architect Christian de Portzamparc
Tenants
Racing Métro 92

Arena 92 is an upcoming multi-use domed stadium (the first in Europe since Telenor Arena) now under construction, that the French rugby union club Racing Métro 92 is building in the western suburbs of Paris.[1] It will replace their current stadium Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir. Originally planned to open in 2014 but delayed due to local protests, it is now projected to open by the end of 2016.[2] The venue, originally planned to have a retractable roof but instead being built with a fixed roof, offers three separate configurations. In its rugby configuration, it will have a capacity of 32,000. For concerts, it will be able to seat 40,000. Finally, a movable stand will allow it to be used for indoor sports, with a capacity as low as 5,000.

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  1. ^ "Top départ pour le grand stade de Nanterre". Leparisien.fr. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  2. ^ Kinsella, Murray (2013-05-09). "Racing Ready for Sexton". The Touchline. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 

Coordinates: 48°53′45″N 2°13′49″E / 48.895844°N 2.230203°E / 48.895844; 2.230203