It was called Arena 2 for a long time because, in the initial project, this Arena of 8,000 people was to play at the Accor Arena, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. Before feasibility problems run counter to plans. It is therefore in the 18th century that the first stone of the now “Arena Porte de la Chapelle” – which could eventually become the Arena Alice Milliat after the adoption of a vow at the Council of Paris – will be laid at the beginning. of the next week.
The enclosure, located at the ZAC Gare des Mines-Fillettes – “in the heart of a neighborhood in the making”, according to the Paris City Hall – appears on the map of venues for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and will host badminton and rhythmic gymnastics during the Olympic Games (July 26 to August 11, 2024) then parabadminton and para-weightlifting during the Paralympic Games (August 28 to September 8, 2024). From its scheduled opening in the summer of 2023, the building is scheduled to host the matches of Paris Basketball, which will become the resident club.
“The Arena is intended to host sporting competitions at national or international level, as well as concerts, shows and even congresses. It was also designed to meet the needs of the inhabitants of the district in terms of local sports, with the creation of two gymnasiums ”, explains one to the city. Professional sport therefore, but also general public activities. An additional 2,600 m2 program is also planned and intended for leisure and shopping.