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Palais des Sports (Grenoble)

Palais de Sports
Palais des sports Pierre Mendès
Le Stade Olympique de Glace
Location Grenoble, France
Capacity 12,000
Opened 1967

Palais des Sports, known also as the Palais des sports Pierre Mendes[1] or "Le Stade Olympique de Glace" is an indoor ice hockey arena, located in Paul Mistral Park in Grenoble, France. The vaulted roof structure was built from November 1966 to April 1967, therefore having tough weather problems to add to construction difficulties. The stadium was conceived for the Olympiques Winter Games held in Grenoble in 1968 and has a capacity of up to 12,000 spectators.

The figure skating events and some ice hockey games at the 1968 Winter Olympics were held at this arena[2] called for the event Stade de glace.

The arena hosted the 1979 FIBA European Champions Cup final[3][4] in front of a crowd of 15,000,[3][5] the 1983 final of the same competition[6] and also the 1985[7] and 1988 Cup Winners' Cup final.[8]


Le structure consists of two crossing cylinders (95m by 65m). The double shell structure (6cm thick) is a hyperbolic paraboloid which transfers the weight down its four resting points. In plan, the structure appears to be a square. At each corner is a 48m cantilever.


  1. ^ Pierre Mendès France Sports Palace
  2. ^ 1968 Winter Olympics official report. pp. 108-11. (English) & (French)
  3. ^ a b KK BOSNA marks 30th Anniversary of winning European Champion title
  4. ^ Champions Cup 1978-79
  5. ^ 1979: Bosna starts a true dynasty
  6. ^ Champions Cup 1982-83
  7. ^ Cup Winners’ Cup 1984-85
  8. ^ Cup Winners’ Cup 1987-88

9. Marrey, Bernard. Guide Rhône-Alpes de l'architecture du XXe siècle, 1914-2003. Paris: Picard, 2004. Print.

External links

  • Official Site
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