Palais des Sports Maurice Thorez

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Palais des Sports Maurice Thorez
Location Nanterre, Paris, France
Coordinates 48°53′34″N 2°12′37″E / 48.8927441°N 2.2103631°E / 48.8927441; 2.2103631Coordinates: 48°53′34″N 2°12′37″E / 48.8927441°N 2.2103631°E / 48.8927441; 2.2103631
Capacity Basketball: 3,000
Surface Parquet
Renovated 2015
Expanded 2015
Nanterre 92 (Basketball)

Palais des Sports Maurice Thorez, or Palais des Sports de Nanterre, is an indoor sporting arena that is located in Nanterre, Paris, France. The arena is named after Maurice Thorez. The capacity of the arena for basketball games is 3,000. It is the home arena of the French League basketball club Nanterre 92 for French national domestic league games and also for EuroCup and Champions League games.


The arena's original seating capacity of 1,594 for basketball games was increased to 3,000 with a 5 million construction works and updates renovation project that was completed in 2015. The renovation project was approved in order for the arena to meet the arena standards of the top tier French Pro A League, and the seating capacity requirements of Europe's second tier level basketball competition, the EuroCup. The newly updated and expanded arena, scheduled to be re-opened in September 2015,[1][2] was finally re-opened in October 2015.[3]


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