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Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy

Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
Stadium information
LocationXIIe Paris, France
ArchitectAndrault-Parat, Prouvé, Guvan
CapacityConcert: 17,000
Boxing: 16,000
Tennis: 14,000
Basketball: 14,000
Athletics: 8,500
Cycling: 7,000
TenantsBNP Paribas Masters (ATP 1000) (1984 � present)
Grand Slam Paris (Judo) (2000 � present)
World Women's Handball (handball) (Dec 2007)

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Opened in 1984, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, often abbreviated as POPB or Bercy, is an indoor sports arena on boulevard de Bercy located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. The closest métro station is Bercy.

Designed by a team of architects: Andrault-Parat, Prouvé and Guvan, it can be can be easily recognized by its pyramidal shape and its walls covered with sloping lawn. Thanks to its design and modularity Paris-Bercy is a unique place, allowing a range of technical applications for unlimited sound, lighting and special effects.

POPB is the 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 17,000, depending on the event. POPB hosted the European gymnastics championship in 2000, the 1991 and 1996 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 Paris-Bercy Elf Masters kart race for well known and high ranking professional racing drivers from 1993.

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