U Arena Stadium

France - Nanterre Préfecture 2011 - Under construction Competition

The Stadium “U Arena” project, which will host indoor in 2017 the rugby team “Racing-Metro 92”, the club of Hauts-de-Seine county, the French rugby legend since 1882, regained in 2006 by its president Jacky Lorenzetti. The stadium will also be used as a large performance space accommodating 10,000 to 40,000 people. This will be the largest indoor multipurpose facility with variable capacity in France.
It will be located in the town of Nanterre feet of the “Grande Arche” of La Défense. This project falls within the scope of operation of national interest “Seine-Arche”. 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. It is also building the house of “Racing”, an ultra-modern enclosure, whose club will draw most of its financial resources by organizing, beside of rugby match, entertainment of all kinds.


Rugby Stadium / Entertainment Hall / Offices

Stadium’s capacity

32,000 seats

Arena’s variable capacity

10,000 to 40,000 seats


Racing Arena


Light it be


Avel Acoustique


Duck Scéno


117,000 sq.m.