Formerly known as the Bordeaux Métropole Arena, the Arkea Arena is located in Floirac, a commune on the outskirts of Bordeaux. Construction of the venue began in April 2016, and it was inaugurated in 2018 with a Depeche Mode concert attended by 11,000 spectators.
That figure was only 300 short of the venue’s absolute capacity, although in its most intimate configuration it seats 2,500, and its standard layout is for 8,000.
Following Depeche Mode, the likes of Imagine Dragons, Shakira, Mark Knopler and Mariah Carey have trodden the boards of the arena. Now X-Trial Bordeaux will widen the city’s offer of international sporting events.
How to get there
Avenue Jean Alfonsea 48-50 / Floirac
Tel. 0 892-390-100
D10 y D113 Pont Simone-Veil On-site car park holds 925 vehicles.
44.825 / -0.531111
Numbers 28, 32,45 y 62 Also: three tram lines
Saint Jean Station / connect via Arena Shuttles 10 and 45