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Palau Sant Jordi
Palau Sant Jordi Barcelona Catalonia 2.jpg
Location Palau Sant Jordi, Passeig Olímpic, s/n, 08004 Barcelona
Built 1990
Opened September 21, 1990
Surface Parquet
Architect Arata Isozaki and Mamoru Kawaguchi
Capacity Sporting events:12,000 (athletics) to 16,500 (basketball)
Concerts:24,000
Tenants
FC Barcelona (1990-1992)[1]
Palau Sant Jordi

Palau Sant Jordi (English: St. George's Palace) is an indoor sporting arena and multi-purpose installation located in Barcelona, Spain. The maximum seating capacity of the arena is 16,500 for sporting events and 24,000 for musical events.
It was opened in 1990 and designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki.

The Palau Sant Jordi was one of the main venues of the 1992 Summer Olympics. Nowadays, it is used for all kinds of indoor sport events as well as for concerts and other cultural activities, due to its great flexibility.

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Sporting events

The arena was the venue of the 1998 and 2003 Euroleague final four[2], in which the local club, FC Barcelona, won the competition.

The final of 2000 Davis Cup was the 89th edition of the most important tournament between nations in men's tennis. Spain defeated Australia at Palau Sant Jordi on 8-10 December, giving Spain their first title. It will also receive the final of 2009 Davis Cup between Spain and Czech Republic.

The arena was the main venue of the 2003 World Aquatics Championships. A temporary reglamentary swimming pool was installed for the occasion.[3]

Musical events

The Palau Sant Jordi has hosted many musical events including:

External links

official website

technical dossier

Notes

  1. ^ Palau Blaugrana
  2. ^ F4 History: 1998, A triumph for virtue
  3. ^ http://www.construnario.com/notiweb/tematicos_resultado.asp?id=119&informe=1
  4. ^ Roptus: RBD de vuelta a España

Coordinates: 41°21′48.2″N 2°09′09.2″E / 41.363389°N 2.152556°E / 41.363389; 2.152556

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