Sud de France Arena

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Sud de France Arena
Arena de Montpellier 2.jpg
Former namesArena Montpellier (2010-11)
Park&Suites Arena (2011-16)
L'Arena Montpellier (2016-17)
Sud de France Arena (2017-present)
LocationPérols, Hérault, France
Coordinates43°34′24″N 3°57′06″E / 43.57342°N 3.95162°E / 43.57342; 3.95162Coordinates: 43°34′24″N 3°57′06″E / 43.57342°N 3.95162°E / 43.57342; 3.95162
OwnerOccitanie
Capacity14,000: Concerts
10,700: Basketball
9,000: handball
7,500: for tennis tournaments
Construction
Broke groundOctober 2008
Opened8 September 2010
Construction cost53 million
ArchitectCabinet A+ Architecture
Tenants
Montpellier Agglomération Handball (European matches)

Sud de France Arena (also known as the Arena Montpellier) is an indoor arena located in the Montpellier suburb, in the south of France that opened in September 2010. It has a seating capacity of 14,000 spectators, with 9,000 for sporting events.[1]

The stadium hosted the Violetta Live International Tour, recording the video clips of the concert that are now published. It will host the European matches of Montpellier Agglomération Handball and the Open Sud de France tennis tournament. It also hosted the XXXI World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships which served as a qualification process for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The arena hosted the 2015 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships on April 13–19.[2]

It hosted a group of the FIBA EuroBasket 2015, and some matches of the 2017 World Men's Handball Championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montpellier remplace Lyon". L'Equipe.fr. Archived from the original on July 29, 2010. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.gymnasticsresults.com/euro/2015/montpellier.html

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