Palais des Sports (Besançon)

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Palais des Sports (Besançon)

The Palais des Sports (Besançon), also known as Palais des sports Ghani-Yalouz, is an indoor sports arena, located in Besançon, France. The capacity of the arena is 4,000 people. The stadium is named after Ghani Yalouz, a French former Olympic wrestler.[1]


It is currently home to handball clubs ESBF Besançon (competing in the premier women's handball league) and Grand Besançon Doubs Handball (second level of the men's handball).

It used to be home to the Besançon Basket Comté Doubs basketball team until the team got liquidated and ceased to exist.[citation needed]


The capacity of the arena is adjustable:

  • Handball configuration: 3 380 seats
  • Basketball configuration: 4 200 seats


Coordinates: 47°14′43″N 6°00′00″E / 47.24528°N 6.00000°E / 47.24528; 6.00000