South Paris Arena #1 is part of Paris Expo, an exhibition and convention centre that is one of the most active in Europe and most visited in France. Across 35 hectares, 228,000 sqm of exhibition halls and 8 pavilions, Paris Expo welcomes 7.5 million visitors each year, particularly during the International Agricultural Show. With Halls 1, 4 and 6, and those set aside for Games logistics, Paris Expo will be a major hub for the Paris 2024 Games.
Built in 1923 to host the Paris Trade Fair (Foire de Paris), the complex has been developed extensively over the years and can now adapt for a wide range of requirements and configurations. An ambitious renovation programme, based on three phases over 10 years, with the last one to be completed in 2023, is currently underway to modernise its infrastructure.
Capacity: Olympic Games: 12,000 people, Paralympic Games: 9,000 people.
What sports for Paris 2024?
- Women’s: 12-team tournament
- Men’s: 12-team tournament
Where is it located?
Department : Paris (75)
City : Paris, 15th arrondissement
Distance from the Olympic and Paralympic Village: 14km to the south
Access : bus, Metro line 12, tramway T2 and T3, Vélib’ stations
Games venues located nearby : Roland-Garros Stadium, Parc des Princes, Pierre de Coubertin Stadium, Eiffel Tower Stadium, Champ de Mars Arena
Tourist attractions located nearby : Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, Bois de Boulogne
South Paris Arena #1, one of the Halls at Paris Expo de la Porte de Versailles, will continue to host shows, fairs and conventions throughout the year.