The Paris-Bercy sports center (abbreviated POPB) currently sponsored under the name Accor Arena, is a multi-purpose and modular hall located on Boulevard de Bercy, in the Bercy district, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris (France) not far from the Gare de Paris Bercy.

Since its inauguration in 1984, it has been the scene of numerous sporting events, some regular (such as the Paris-Bercy Masters in tennis and the Paris Grand Slam in judo), concerts by the greatest national and international artists, and will host competitions basketball and artistic gymnastics competitions of the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Bordered by the Ministry of the Economy and Finance to the northwest and by the Bercy Park to the southeast, it is located on the right bank of the Seine, at the height of the Bercy Bridge; the François-Mitterrand library located on the left bank faces it.

Designed by the architectural firm Andrault-Parat, Jean Prouvé and Aydin Guvan, the arena has a pyramidal shape and walls covered with a sloping lawn. It has a seating capacity ranging from 7,000 to 20,300, depending on the event.

Main facts

Address: 8 Bd de Bercy, 75012 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 75 44 04 00
Capacity: 20,300
Height: 30 m
Construction started: March 30, 1981
Owner: Council of Paris
Opened: February 3, 1984
Architects: Jean Prouvé, Pierre Parat, Michel Andrault, Aydin Guvan.

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