AccorHotels Arena

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AccorHotels Arena
Bercy Paris
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Venue logo c. 2015
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Main entrance to venue c. 2006
Former names Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy (1984–2014)
Bercy Arena (2014–2015)
Address 8 Boulevard de Bercy
75102 Paris, France
Location Bercy, XIIe
Coordinates 48°50′19.15″N 2°22′42.60″E / 48.8386528°N 2.3785000°E / 48.8386528; 2.3785000Coordinates: 48°50′19.15″N 2°22′42.60″E / 48.8386528°N 2.3785000°E / 48.8386528; 2.3785000
Owner Ville de Paris
Operator SEM Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy
Capacity 20,300
Construction
Broke ground February 1981 (1981-02)
Opened 3 February 1984 (1984-02-03)
Renovated 2014–15
Architect Andrault & Parat
Jean Prouvé
Aydin Guvan
Tenants
Paris Masters (ATP Masters 1000) (1984–present)
Trophée Eric Bompard (ISU Grand Prix) (1987–present)
French Basketball Cup Final (1998–present)
Judo Grand Slam Paris (2000–present)
LNB All-Star Game (2002–present)
French Ice Hockey Cup Final (2007–present)
French Handball Cup Final (2010–present)
2017 IIHF World Championship
Website
www.accorhotelsarena.com

AccorHotels Arena (originally known as Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy and formerly Bercy Arena) is an indoor sports arena and concert hall located on boulevard de Bercy in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, France. The closest métro station is Bercy.

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Designed by the architectural firm Andrault-Parat, Prouvé and Guvan, it has a pyramidal shape and walls covered with sloping lawn. It is the main venue for the Paris Masters, ATP Tour tennis tournament and for many sports: handball, basketball, boxing, gymnastics, track cycling, show jumping and more. It has a seating capacity ranging from 7,000 to 20,300, depending on the event. POPB hosted the European gymnastics championship in 2000, the 1991 and 1996[1] FIBA European Championships Final Fours and the European Basketball Championship in 1999 among others. The POPB has also staged WWE Raw on September 28, 2008. It also hosted the 2010 Euroleague Final Four. It also hosted the Masters Karting Paris Bercy star race from 1993 to 2001, and again in 2011.

As part of the 2014–15 renovations efforts, the arena was renamed Bercy Arena on 1 January 2015. It was again renamed AccorHotels Arena in October 2015.[2]

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