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Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
POPB, Bercy
POPB 2.jpg
Location XIIe Paris, France
Opened 1984
Architect Andrault-Parat, Prouvé, Guvan
Capacity Concert: 17,000
Boxing: 16,000
Tennis: 14,000
Basketball: 14,000
Athletics: 8,500
Cycling: 7,000
Tenants
BNP Paribas Masters (ATP 1000) (1984-present)
Grand Slam Paris (Judo) (2000-present)
World Women's Handball (handball) (Dec 2007)

The Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, often abbreviated as POPB or Bercy, is an indoor sports arena in 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 tennis tournament and for many sports: 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[1] FIBA European Championships Final Fours and the European Basketball Championship in 1999 among others. The POPB will also stage WWE Raw on September 28, 2008, marking the first ever time WWE Television has been taped in France. It will also host 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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Concerts

Bercy has hosted many concerts by stars, including the following: Mariah Carey, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Fairuz, Muse, Bruce Springsteen, The Cure, Radiohead, Oasis, Kiss, Whitney Houston, Shania Twain, Beyonce, Madonna, AC/DC, The Cranberries, Shakira, Dire Straits, Spice Girls, Céline Dion, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, R.E.M., The Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson, Gwen Stefani, Björk, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Korn, Rammstein, Mylène Farmer, Johnny Hallyday, Michel Polnareff, Indochine, France Cabrel, Jean Jacques Goldman, Vanessa Paradis, Justin Timberlake, Cher, The Rolling Stones, Tokio Hotel, Green Day, Pearl Jam, Deep Purple, Tina Turner, Barbra Streisand, Janet Jackson, Destiny's Child, Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Zazie, Coldplay, The Who, David Bowie, Prince, U2, The Corrs, Queen, Queen + Paul Rodgers and Lionel Richie.

  • Michael Buble plays here on 18 May
  • Lady Gaga is scheduled to perform here as the only two concerts in France during her Monster Ball Tour on May 21 and 22, 2010. The show on May 22 was added after the first show sold out in one minute.
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Live DVD

The Cranberries' live DVD 'Beneath The Skin'; the Depeche Mode live record One Night in Paris released in 2001; Placebo's live DVD Soulmates Never Die (Live in Paris 2003); Lionel Richie's Live in Paris CD/DVD were filmed at the venue. Daft Punk also recorded their 2007 live album Alive 2007 at the arena. The best selling music DVD in France, Avant que l'ombre... à Bercy by Mylène Farmer was also filmed at the venue.

Madonna's concert video footage of her famous 1991 documentary Truth or Dare (aka In Bed With Madonna), chronicling her Blond Ambition Tour, was shot at this venue on July 3,4 and 6, 1990. Fourteen years later, the concert video footage of Madonna's 2005 documentary about her Re-Invention Tour, I'm Going to Tell You a Secret, was also shot in the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, on September 4 and 5, 2004.

In March 2008, the Orchestre de Paris under Christoph Eschenbach performed Mahler's massive Eighth symphony at the venue. Together with four mixed choruses, five children choruses and eight soloists the masses involved excessed 1.000 participants in "The symphony of a Thousand".

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Coordinates: 48°50′19.15″N 2°22′42.60″E / 48.8386528°N 2.3785°E / 48.8386528; 2.3785

Preceded by
none
IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics
Venue

1985
Succeeded by
Hoosier Dome
Indianapolis
Preceded by
Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
World Figure Skating Championships
Venue

1989
Succeeded by
Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax
Preceded by
Principe Felipe Arena
Zaragoza
FIBA European Championship
Final Venue

1991
Succeeded by
Abdi Ipekçi Arena
Istanbul
Preceded by
Palasport di Genoa
Genoa
European Indoor Championships in Athletics
Venue

1994
Succeeded by
Globen Arena
Stockholm
Preceded by
Principe Felipe Arena
Zaragoza
FIBA European Championship
Final Venue

1996
Succeeded by
PalaEur
Rome
Preceded by
Palau Sant Jordi
Barcelona
IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics
Venue

1997
Succeeded by
Green Dome Maebashi
Maebashi
Preceded by
Palau Sant Jordi
Barcelona
Eurobasket
Final Venue

1999
Succeeded by
Abdi Ipekçi Arena
Istanbul
Preceded by
PAOK Sports Arena
Thessaloniki
FIBA Suproleague
Final Venue

2001
Succeeded by
League Folded
Preceded by
Rod Laver Arena
Melbourne
Davis Cup
Final Venue

2002
Succeeded by
Rod Laver Arena
Melbourne
Preceded by
O2 World
Berlin
Euroleague
Final Venue

2010
Succeeded by
Palasport Olimpico
Turin
Preceded by
Oval Lingotto
Turin
European Indoor Championships in Athletics
Venue

2011
Succeeded by
Scandinavium
Gothenburg

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