Ubicación: Allée de l'Université, 92000 Nanterre, Francia
Arquitectura: Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Área: 117,000 m2
Capacidad: 32,000 asientos
Año de realización: En construcción
Scheduled to open in 2017, the “Arena Nanterre-La Défense” is an “indoor” stadium and the ground of the “Racing-Metro 92” rugby team, in the Hauts-de-Seine region. A French sporting legend since 1882, the club was taken over in 2006 by its current president Jacky Lorenzetti. The stadium will also be used as a large performance space accommodating 10,000 to 40,000 people. It will be the largest indoor multipurpose facility with a variable capacity in France.
Located in the town of Nanterre, close to the “Grande Arche” in La Défense, this project falls within the scope of the “Seine-Arche operation of national interest” – the status accorded by the State to territorial projects which are aligned with national strategies and objectives. It stands in the rectangle formed by the new neighborhood’s road grid. One side of the rectangle is formed by an office building which will house the General Council of the Hauts-de-Seine.
As the headquarters of the Racing club, this ultra-modern ground will provide the club with non-match revenue generated from a wide range of entertainment events.