Palais des Sports (Grenoble)

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Coordinates: 45°11′8.03″N 5°44′26.25″E / 45.1855639°N 5.7406250°E / 45.1855639; 5.7406250

Palais des Sports, known also as the Palais des sports Pierre Mendes[1] or "Le Stade Olympique de Glace" is an indoor ice hockey arena, located in Paul-Mistral Park in Grenoble, France. The vaulted roof structure was built from November 1966 to April 1967, therefore having tough weather problems to add to construction difficulties. The stadium was conceived for the Olympiques Winter Games held in Grenoble in 1968 and has a capacity of up to 12,000 spectators.

The figure skating events and some ice hockey games at the 1968 Winter Olympics were held at this arena[2] called for the event Stade de glace.

The arena hosted the 1979 FIBA European Champions Cup final[3][4] in front of a crowd of 15,000,[3][5] the 1983 final of the same competition[6] and also the 1985[7] and 1988 Cup Winners' Cup final.[8]

Structure[edit]

Le structure consists of two crossing cylinders (95m by 65m). The double shell structure (6cm thick) is a hyperbolic paraboloid which transfers the weight down its four resting points. In plan, the structure appears to be a square. At each corner is a 48m cantilever.

References[edit]

9. Marrey, Bernard. Guide Rhône-Alpes de l'architecture du XXe siècle, 1914-2003. Paris: Picard, 2004. Print.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Festiwalna
Sofia
European Indoor Championships in Athletics
Venue

1972
Succeeded by
Ahoy
Rotterdam
Preceded by
Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle
Munich
FIBA European Champions Cup
Final Venue

1979
Succeeded by
Deutschlandhalle
Berlin
Preceded by
Glaspalast
Sindelfingen
European Indoor Championships in Athletics
Venue

1981
Succeeded by
Palazzo dello Sport
Milan
Preceded by
Riverfront Coliseum
Cincinnati
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1982
Succeeded by
Kooyong Stadium
Melbourne
Preceded by
Sporthalle
Cologne
FIBA European Champions Cup
Final Venue

1983
Succeeded by
Patinoire des Vernets
Geneva
Preceded by
Palais des Sports
Oostende
Cup Winners' Cup
Final Venue

1985
Succeeded by
PalaMaggiò
Castel Morrone
Preceded by
SPENS
Novi Sad
Cup Winners' Cup
Final Venue

1988
Succeeded by
Peace and Friendship Stadium
Piraeus