- Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy
stadium_name = Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
nickname = POPB, Bercy
location = XIIe
opened = 1984
architect = Andrault-Parat, Prouvé, Guvan
Concert:17,000 Boxing:16,000 Tennis:14,000 Basketball:13,200
The Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, often abbreviated as POPB or Bercy, is an indoor sports
arenain the 12th arrondissement of Paris.
The Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy opened in
1984. It was designed by a team of architects: Andrault-Parat, Prouvé, Guvan. It is the venue for the Paris Masters ATP Tour tennistournament and for many sports: basketball, boxing, gymnastics, track cycling, show jumpingand more.
The seating varies from 7,000 to 17,000, depending on the sport.
POPB hosted the European gymnastics championship in
2000, the 1991 and 1996 [ [http://22.214.171.124/finalfour05/noticia.jsp?temporada=E02&jornada=20&id=379 1996 Final Four: Victory comes to Greece and the Greens] ] FIBA European Championships Final Fours and the European Basketball Championship in 1999 among others. The POPB will also stage WWE Rawon September 28 2008, marking the first ever time WWETelevision has been taped in France.
It also hosted the
Paris-Bercy Elf Masterskart race for well known and high ranking professional racing drivers from 1993.
Bercy has hosted many concerts by stars such as
Iron Maiden, The Cure, Radiohead, Kiss, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Shania Twain, Beyonce, Rihanna, Shakira, Dire Straits, Spice Girls, Céline Dion, Depeche Mode, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, R.E.M., The Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson, Gwen Stefani, Daft Punk, Björk, Mariah Carey, P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Rammstein, Mylène Farmer,Haha, Justin Timberlake, Cher, The Rolling Stones, Green Day, Pearl Jam, Deep Purple, Tina Turner, Daft Punk, Barbra Streisand, Guns N' Roses, Fairuz, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Zazie, Coldplayand Queen + Paul Rodgers. The Depeche Modelive record One Night in Parisand Placebo's live DVD" Soulmates Never Die (Live in Paris 2003)" were filmed at the venue.
*fr icon [http://www.bercy.fr Official site]
*fr icon [http://www.paris.fr/portail/Sport/Portal.lut?page_id=5044&document_type_id=5&document_id=3942&portlet_id=10842 info from Paris.fr]
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