PEPS

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This article is about the Canadian sports complex. For the French band, see Pep's.

The Pavillon de l'éducation physique et des sports de l'Université Laval ("Laval University Sports and Physical Education Complex"), usually called PEPS for short, is a sports complex located in Quebec City, Quebec, on the Université Laval campus. PEPS opened in 1970 and includes an outdoor stadium, an indoor stadium, two indoor swimming pools (aquatic centre), basketball and tennis courts, a fitness centre, and two hockey arenas that can be combined into one for long track speed skating.

For the 1976 Summer Olympics, it hosted four women and seven men's team handball competitions.[1][2]

The main arena seats 2,000 and was home to the reborn Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1997 to 1999 when they moved back to their traditional home at the Colisée Pepsi.

Since 2004, PEPS has been home to the WTA Tour Coupe Banque Nationale. From 2009 to 2013 it was home to the Quebec Kebs basketball franchise in the National Basketball League of Canada.

A major expansion from 2010 to 2012 added an indoor Olympic size swimming pool, a 3,000-seat gymnasium, a covered soccer stadium, and other facilities. Upgrades were also made to the outdoor stadium.

PEPS Stadium (Telus Stadium)

Stade TELUS-Université Laval[3]
PEPS Le Stade Extérieur
RougeOr football.jpg
Location Rue Du PEPS
Quebec, QC
Coordinates 46°47′06″N 71°16′37″W / 46.78500°N 71.27694°W / 46.78500; -71.27694Coordinates: 46°47′06″N 71°16′37″W / 46.78500°N 71.27694°W / 46.78500; -71.27694
Owner Université Laval
Operator Université Laval
Capacity 12,257[4] (expandable to 19,500)
Opened 1994
Tenants
Laval Rouge-et-Or

The outdoor Telus Stadium or Stade TELUS-Université Laval is home of the Laval Rouge et Or of CIS football. It is officially a 12,257-seat[4] Canadian football and soccer stadium, although the total capacity is often listed at 19,500 [examples needed]—the largest attendance ever at PEPS Stadium. It was built in 1994. In June 2003, a Canadian Football League exhibition game between the Montreal Alouettes and the Ottawa Renegades was held at PEPS.[5] In December 2008, Canadian Interuniversity Sport awarded the 2009 and 2010 Vanier Cup to Quebec City. Approximately 2,000 seats were added to the stadium in preparation for the two events, which were the 45th and 46th Vanier Cup games, bringing seated capacity up to its current 12,257 from the previous 10,200. The 2009 title game was sold out, with 18,628 fans in the stands including standing room. Attendance at the 2010 Vanier Cup was over 16,000. The 49th Vanier Cup was played at Telus Stadium on November 23, 2013, and the 51st Vanier Cup on November 28 2015.

References

  1. ^ 1976 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 202-7.
  2. ^ 1976 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 3. pp. 349-51, 355-61.
  3. ^ http://www.worldofstadiums.com/north-america/canada/stade-telus-universite-laval/
  4. ^ a b Laval's PEPS info page officially reports the seated capacity at 12,257.
  5. ^ "Calvillo, Alouettes hammer Renegades". CBC Sports. June 9, 2003. Retrieved October 5, 2009. 

External links

  • Profile at ULaval's website
  • Official Website
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