The Azurarena in Antibes, a superb spots complex opened in 2013 is today one of the wonderful arenas in France where the Antibes Sharks progressed in the French Pro B basketball championship.
Nicknamed the “cauldron” and located at the edge of the Sophia-Antipolis Technology Park, this sports complex is one of the first in France to have obtained HQE (High Environmental Quality) certification and the BBC (Low Consumption Building) label.
This complex is located just 20 minutes from the Nice Côte d’Azur airport.
Approved at international level for basketball or handball matches, the Azurarena has already hosted the French men’s and women’s basketball teams, the French handball team and a bout with boxer Tony Yoka, the 2016 Olympic champion.
Furthermore, this arena has twice hosted the French Wheelchair Basketball Championship Final.
The Antibes Azurarena may, in its largest configuration thanks to telescopic stands and a removable floor, hold up to 5,000 spectators. The central stage measures 44 m by 34 m, sized to host international competitions.
What’s more, the Azurarena houses a 1,000 m² gym dedicated to acrobatic gymnastics and trampolining with exceptional equipment: a Canadian pit, eight trampolines and a set of pulleys in the ceiling for working on routines.
Antibes Juan-les-Pins is also the only town in France to host two French centres in these disciplines.
The Azurarena complies with disabled-access standards.