Angers has many sport teams playing at top levels. Angers SCO is Angers's football team. The club was created in 1919 and, since 2007, has been playing in the Ligue 2 (French second division league). Les Ducs d'Angers is Angers's ice hockey team. The club is playing in the Magnus League (first division). Anjou BC is Angers's basketball team, playing in second division. Angers also acts as home to the Angers Aviron Nautique, a rowing club which actively competes in regattas across France.
Jean-Bouin Stadium is the main sports venue, it can hold 18,000 people. The city has as well a variety of sports halls, tennis courts, swimming pools, shooting and archery stands, a velodrome, a rowing centre, an ice rink and a fencing hall.
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