PEPS

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This article is about the Canadian sports complex. For the French band, see Pep's.

The Pavillon de l'éducation physique et des sports de l'Université Laval ("Laval University Sports and Physical Education Pavilion"), usually called PEPS for short, is a sports complex located in Quebec City, Quebec, on the campus of the Université Laval. Opened in 1970, PEPS features an outdoor stadium, an indoor stadium, two indoor swimming pools (aquatic center), basketball and tennis courts, a fitness centre, and two ice hockey arenas that can be combined into one to host long track speed skating.

For the 1976 Summer Olympics, it hosted four women and seven men's team handball competitions.[1][2]

The main arena seats 2,000 and was home to the reborn Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League between 1997 and 1999, when they moved back to their traditional home, the Colisée Pepsi.

Since 2004, PEPS has been the home of the WTA Tour's Coupe Banque Nationale. From 2009 to 2013 PEPS became home to the Quebec Kebs basketball franchise in the National Basketball League of Canada.

A major expansion of the complex took place in 2010-2012: among others, an indoor olympic size swimming pool, a 3,000 seats gymnasium and a covered soccer stadium were added to the already existing facilities. The outdoor stadium was also improved.

PEPS Stadium (Telus Stadium)[edit]

PEPS Stadium or Telus Stadium
PEPS Le Stade Extérieur
Stade soccer TELUS-ULaval.jpg
Location Rue Du PEPS
Quebec, QC
Coordinates 46°47′06″N 71°16′37″W / 46.78500°N 71.27694°W / 46.78500; -71.27694Coordinates: 46°47′06″N 71°16′37″W / 46.78500°N 71.27694°W / 46.78500; -71.27694
Owner Université Laval
Operator Université Laval
Capacity 12,257[3] (expandable to 19,500)
Tenants
Laval Rouge-et-Or
Opened 1994

The outdoor Telus Stadium or PEPS Le Stade Extérieur is home of the Laval Rouge et Or of CIS football. It is officially a 12,257 seat[3] Canadian football stadium, although the total capacity is often listed at 19,500 — the largest attendance ever at PEPS Stadium. It was built in 1994. In June 2003, a Canadian Football League exhibition game between the Montreal Alouettes and the Ottawa Renegades was held at PEPS.[4] In December 2008, Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced the Vanier Cup for the 2009 and 2010 CIS football seasons will be in Quebec City. Approximately 2,000 seats have been added to the stadium in preparation for the 45th and 46th Vanier Cup games, bringing seated capacity to 12,257 from the previous 10,200. Including standing room, the 2009 title game was sold out, with 18,628 fans in the stands. During the 2010 Vanier Cup over 16,000 fans attended. The 49th Vanier Cup championship game was played at Telus Stadium on November 23, 2013.

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