Palais des Sports de Gerland

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Palais des Sports de Gerland is an indoor sporting arena located in Lyon, France. The seating capacity of the arena is for 5,910 people.[1]

It was the venue of the Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon tournament. The arena was the regular home venue of ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne for European Champions cup games in the late 1970s and early 1980s, for which it had a maximum capacity for 10,000 spectators.[2]

The arena also hosted the 1968 European Champions cup final in basketball, in which Real Madrid defeated BC Brno 98-95[3][4] in front of 8,000 spectators.[4] The venue also saw France defeat the United States in the 1991 Davis Cup final. The arena hosted the last Saporta Cup final in 2002, in which Montepaschi Siena won the trophy.[5] In 2006 hosted the 2006 European Figure Skating Championships.

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Preceded by
Sports City of Real Madrid Pavilion
Madrid
FIBA European Champions Cup
Final Venue

1968
Succeeded by
Palau dels Esports
Barcelona
Preceded by
Suncoast Dome
St. Petersburg
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1991
Succeeded by
Tarrant County Convention Center
Fort Worth
Preceded by
Torwar Hall
Warsaw
Saporta Cup
Final Venue

2002
Succeeded by
Last final
Preceded by
N/A
Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon
1987-2009
Succeeded by
Arena Montpellier
Montpellier

Coordinates: 45°43′26.69″N 4°49′41.37″E / 45.7240806°N 4.8281583°E / 45.7240806; 4.8281583

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