Galaxie Amnéville

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Galaxie Mega Hall
Amnéville - Galaxie - 4.jpg
Former names Salle Thermal (planning/construction)
Address Centre Thermal & Touristique - B.P.20069
57362 Amnéville
France
Location Parc de Clouange
Owner Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
Capacity 12,200
Construction
Built 9 March 1990 (1990-03-09)
Opened 14 December 1990 (1990-12-14)
Inaugurated 4 January 1991 (1991-01-04)
Construction cost Fr 590,000
Website
www.le-galaxie.fr

The Galaxie Mega Hall (also known as Galaxie de Metz, Galaxie d'Amnéville or simply Le Galaxie) is an indoor arena located in the commune of Amnéville, France (a suburb of Metz). The arena is primarily used for concerts and other music-related events. However, it also houses handball tournaments.

Background[edit]

In 1987, Jean Kiffer, deputy mayor of Amnéville proposed a new entertainment centre for Lorraine to host musical and sporting events. Originally, the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication to construct a zénith in Amnéville. However, these plans were abandoned with the organization later opening Zénith de Nancy in Maxéville, 1993. Known as Salle Thermal, the original plans were to construct a casino to include an open-air amphitheater seating 5,400. In 1989, plans were changed to now construct an indoor arena, seating at least 8,000. The arena was designed in the same vein as the Zénith de Paris however large enough to compete with the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy. Designed by Jean-Luc Chancerel, construction began in March 1990 and was completed in nine months (six months ahead of schedule). Seating was expanded from 8,000 to 12,200. The arena opened to the public in December 1990, with its first event held 4 January 1991; a concert by Patricia Kaas.

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Coordinates: 49°14′45″N 6°07′43″E / 49.2457°N 6.1286°E / 49.2457; 6.1286