Palais des Sports de Gerland

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Palais des Sports de Gerland is an indoor sporting arena located in Lyon, France. The seating capacity of the arena is for 5,910 people.

It was the venue of the Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon tournament. The arena was the regular home venue of ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne for European Champions cup games in the late 1970s and early 1980s, for which it had a maximum capacity for 10,000 spectators.<ref name="Club Scene">The Club Scene: Asvel Basket</ref>

The arena also hosted the 1968 European Champions cup final in basketball, in which Real Madrid defeated BC Brno 98-95<ref name="Champions Cup 1967-68">Champions Cup 1967-68</ref> in front of 8,000 spectators.<ref name="Champions Cup 1967-68"/> The venue also saw France defeat the United States in the 1991 Davis Cup final. The arena hosted the last Saporta Cup final in 2002, in which Montepaschi Siena won the trophy.<ref name="Saporta Cup 2001-02">Saporta Cup 2001-02</ref> In 2006 hosted the 2006 European Figure Skating Championships.

See also

  • List of tennis stadiums by capacity


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