Paris - AccorHotels Arena

“With the 2017 Men’s World Championship and 2018 Women’s Euro, Paris will be the capital of handball for two years.” (FFHandball President Joël Delplanque)

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Address : 8 Boulevard de Bercy, 75012 Paris

Gates open:
90 min before throw-off
2 hours before France vs Brazil (11 January), semi-finals (26-27 January), the bronze medal match (28 January) and the final (29 january)
1 hours before Sweden vs Bahrain and Denmark-Argentina (13 January), Bahrain-Qatar (15 January), Denmark-Sweden (16 January), Denmark-Bahrain and Sweden-Qatar (18 January), Sweden-Egypt and Qatar-Denmark (20 January),
5.45 before 8th final (21th January)
4 hours before 8th final (22nd January)




For athletes and leaders of international handball, a World Championship held in France must have a stopover in Paris perhaps because of the matches held in Paris in 2001, and notably the incredible final between France and Sweden, have left a lasting impression. Certainly, the capital is ready, with the totally renovated AccorHotels Arena (ex-Multisport Palace of Paris-Bercy) hosting the opening match, France- Brazil, the Group meetings for Olympic champions Denmark and the grand final on the 29th January 2017. It has become, over the years, the stage for the biggest international tournaments held in France. They venue, in the capital city’s 12th arrondissement has been completely renovated, offering visitors everything to meet their needs in terms of comfort and accessibility. For the Handball 2017 World Championship, spectators and viewers around the world have the opportunity to discover the new face of an historic site for international handball and international sport, and the many foreign tourists can also enjoy the cultural treasures of the city of Paris.