The Porte de La Chapelle Arena, an eco-design venue thought out for a legacy to benefit neighbouring communities well beyond the Games, will be a new cultural hub to the north of Paris, hosting a range of cultural and sporting events each day. This new facility is designed to be open to all, especially to people living nearby, and to offer a variety of sports activities in its complementary spaces. With its mid-size capacity of 8,000 seats after the Games, the Porte de La Chapelle Arena will further strengthen the choice of sport and live performance venues available throughout Paris. As soon as it opens in 2023, it will be home to Paris Basketball as its resident club.
The La Chapelle Arena’s design is distinctly eco-friendly. 80% of the building’s surface will be covered with greenery, blending gracefully into the parks and gardens that surround the site. The front will be clad with recyclable aluminium and most of the building materials will be bio-based (principally wood). The Arena’s design will also be universal: the main hall, the facilities around it and the terrace over the entire complex will be accessible to everyone.
For the badminton and para badminton events, the Arena will have space for 6,700 spectators.
For the rhythmic gymnastics and para powerlifting, the capacity will increase to 7,000 spectators.
What sports for Paris 2024?
- Badminton singles (women’s / men’s)
- Badminton doubles (women’s / men’s / mixed)
- Group All-Around (women’s)
- All-Around (women’s)
Where is it located?
Department: Paris (75)
Distance from the Olympic and Paralympic Village: 2.5km
Access: Metro line 12, RER E, tramway
Games venues located nearby: Stade de France, Olympic Aquatics Centre
Tourist attractions located nearby: Montmartre and Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Saint-Denis Basilica, Saint-Ouen flea market.
Paris has needed a mid-size venue for a long time. This new 8,000-seat arena will be exactly that: it will host major sport highlights in northern Paris and provide Paris Basketball, its resident club, with a home base befitting its bold aspirations as soon as it opens.
The surrounding neighbourhood also needs more sports facilities, and the two gyms adjoining the Arena will provide them. Residents will also be able to enjoy a wide array of cultural events as soon as the Arena opens, as it will also host live performances and conventions. The complex will be ready to host sports competitions and cultural events from the summer of 2023. After the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Porte de La Chapelle Arena will host top-level sports tournaments, live performances and other events in its main hall, and its gyms and other facilities will be open every day for people living in the area.
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