La Chapelle Arena Olympic Venue

CAPACITY
Badminton and para badminton: 6,700 Rhythmic gymnastics and para powerlifting: 7,000

Olympic Games

Badminton | Rhythmic Gymnastics

Paralympics

Para Badminton | Para Powerlifting

The new arena was designed to be an animated space accessible to all that catered for the needs of local residents, offering them a range of sports activities before and after the Games. Meeting a need identified by Paris City Council before the Games bid, the arena
will be able to accommodate 8,000 people for basketball games and 9,000 for concerts, which means its capacity lies between the Pierre de Coubertin stadium (4,000) and Bercy Arena (17,000). The new arena’s chosen design is distinctly eco-friendly: 80% of the building will be covered in greenery to blend in with its surroundings, giving it a fresh look. With a recyclable aluminium facade, the building will be designed using mainly bio-sourced and low-carbon materials, prioritising reuse wherever possible.

The multi-purpose venue at Porte de la Chapelle, a working-class area, will mark the beginning of redevelopment work across the capital’s 18th arrondissement. Preparatory work is underway so that construction
work can begin in Summer 2021, with delivery scheduled for Summer 2023. The arena’s modular design will be put to good use during the Games, with the venue set to host two different sports one after the other for both Olympic (badminton and rhythmic gymnastics) and Paralympic (para badminton and para powerlifting) events.

Location
2.5 KM from the Olympic and Paralympic Village, Paris, 18th arr.

• Metro line 12
• RER line E
• Tramlines T3B • Vélib’ public
bike stations • Bus

Nearby Venues
• Stade de France
• Aquatics Centre

Nearby Attractions
• Sacré-Cœur basilica (Paris)
• Montmartre area (Paris)
• Saint-Denis basilica
• Saint-Ouen flea market

Post 2024 Legacy
Porte de La Chapelle Arena will be home to the club Paris Basketball and host concerts, shows and sporting events in the main hall. It will also include two gyms, as well as leisure and sports facilities for local residents, schools, clubs and associations.

 

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