Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy

Orientation & Geography

Europe, France, Paris

The Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, often abbreviated as POPB or Bercy, is an indoor sports arena on boulevard de Bercy in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. The closest métro station is Bercy. 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 tennis tournament and for many sports: handball, basketball, boxing, gymnastics, track cycling, show jumping and more. The seating varies 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, marking the first ever time WWE Television been taped in France. 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.