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Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona, most frequently called the Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona is an arena in the Gorg area of Badalona, Catalonia, Spain. The arena holds 12,760 people, and it is primarily used for basketball, though it's also an habitual home for music concerts and other municipal events.
History [ edit ]
Built in 1991.
The opening game was in 1992 the game of
Catalonia national basketball team against Croatia; Croatia won by 118-82 led with 30 points of Toni Kukoč and 21 point of Dražen Petrović. [1 ]
The arena hosted the
basketball tournament of the 1992 Summer Olympics, the 1992 Olympic Basketball Tournament. It was designed by the architects Esteve Bonell and Francesc Rius, who won the 1992 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture for this building.
It's also the home arena of
Joventut de Badalona, one of the most important professional basketball squads in Spain. Before the Pavelló Olímpic was built, the now 3,300 capacity Pavelló Club Joventut Badalona hosted the city basketball games and most of the other indoor sports.
Transport [ edit ]
Barcelona Metro station is Gorg, on lines L2 and L10. It is also served by trams belonging to the Trambesòs system.
References [ edit ]
^ (Croatian) Crošarka Prije 20 godina: Sve utakmice Hrvatske do Olimpijskih igara u Barceloni, Autor: Sanjin Vučković/ Foto: Olimpijci.hr , Aug 08, 2012
1936: Tennis Courts, Tennis Stadium (final)
1948: Harringay Arena
1952: Messuhalli (final), Tennis Palace
1956: West Melbourne Stadium, Royal Exhibition Building (final)
1960: Palazzo dello Sport (final), Palazzetto dello Sport
1964: National Gymnasium
1968: Juan Escutia Sports Palace
1976: Centre Étienne Desmarteau, Montreal Forum (final)
1980: CSKA Palace of Sports, Indoor Stadium (final)
1984: The Forum
1988: Jamsil Gymnasium
1992: Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona
1996: Georgia Dome (final), Morehouse College Gymnasium
2000: Sydney SuperDome (final), The Dome and Exhibition Complex
2004: Hellinikon Indoor Arena, Olympic Indoor Hall (final)
2008: Wukesong Indoor Stadium
2012: Basketball Arena, North Greenwich Arena 1
2016: Olympic Training Center – Arena 1
NOTE: During the Olympic Games, venues that have naming rights sold may not use their name during the Olympic Games.
Coordinates: 41°26′32.69″N 2°13′55.72″E / 41.4424139°N 2.2321444°E