The Pavillon de l'éducation physique et des sports de l'Université Laval ("Laval University Sports and Physical Education Complex"), usually called PEPS for short, is a sports complex located in Quebec City, Quebec, on the Université Laval campus. PEPS opened in 1970 and includes an outdoor stadium, an indoor stadium, two indoor swimming pools (aquatic centre), basketball and tennis courts, a fitness centre, and two hockey arenas that can be combined into one for long track speed skating.
A major expansion from 2010 to 2012 added an indoor Olympic size swimming pool, a 3,000-seat gymnasium, a covered soccer stadium, and other facilities. Upgrades were also made to the outdoor stadium.
PEPS Stadium (Telus Stadium)
|PEPS Le Stade Extérieur|
Rue Du PEPS|
|Capacity||12,257 (expandable to 19,500)|
The outdoor Telus Stadium or Stade TELUS-Université Laval is home of the Laval Rouge et Or of U Sports football. It is officially a 12,257-seat Canadian football and soccer stadium, although the total capacity is often listed at 19,500 [example needed]—the largest attendance ever at PEPS Stadium. It was built in 1994. In June 2003, a Canadian Football League exhibition game between the Montreal Alouettes and the Ottawa Renegades was held at PEPS. In December 2008, Canadian Interuniversity Sport awarded the 2009 and 2010 Vanier Cup to Quebec City. Approximately 2,000 seats were added to the stadium in preparation for the two events, which were the 45th and 46th Vanier Cup games, bringing seated capacity up to its current 12,257 from the previous 10,200. The 2009 title game was sold out, with 18,628 fans in the stands including standing room. Attendance at the 2010 Vanier Cup was over 16,000. The 49th Vanier Cup was played at Telus Stadium on November 23, 2013, and the 51st Vanier Cup on November 28, 2015.
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- Laval's PEPS info page officially reports the seated capacity at 12,257. Archived 2009-05-29 at the Wayback Machine.
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