5,000+ (indoor sports)
|Construction cost||€320 million|
|Architect||Christian de Portzamparc|
U Arena, known in its earlier planning and construction stages as Arena 92 (stylized as Arena92), is an upcoming multi-use domed stadium (the first in Europe since Telenor Arena) now under construction, that the French rugby union club Racing 92 is building in the western suburbs of Paris. 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 early in the 2017–18 French rugby season. 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.[permanent dead link] Finally, a movable stand will allow it to be used for indoor sports, with a capacity as low as 5,000.
The stadium's working name, subject to change with future sponsorship agreements, was changed from "Arena92" to "U Arena", referencing the structure's shape, in November 2016.
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- "Top départ pour le grand stade de Nanterre". Leparisien.fr. Retrieved 2012-05-21.
- "Nanterre-La Défense : l'Arena 92 devient U Arena". Le Parisien (in French). 15 November 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
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