Velòdrom d'Horta

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Velòdrom d'Horta
Wooden banked velodrome track with seating behind
The banking of the Velòdrom d'Horta
Location Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Coordinates 41°26′17″N 2°08′56″E / 41.43813°N 2.148861°E / 41.43813; 2.148861
Opened August 1984
Surface Track: wood (250 m or 270 yd)
Infield: artificial turf
Architect Esteve Bonell and Francesc Rius
Capacity 3,200 seated
11,000 standing

Velòdrom d'Horta is a velodrome in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain that was the track cycling venue for the 1992 Summer Olympics. It was also the venue for the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in 1984.

The velodrome, designed by Esteve Bonell and Francesc Rius, was built in 1984 as the first of Barcelona's construction projects in preparation for the bid for the 1992 Summer Olympics in 1986. It was the first velodrome built to new FIAC rules permitting a 250 m (270 yd) track if surfaced with wood. The building won the FAD architecture prize in 1985.

It was the last permanent open-air velodrome used for Olympic Track Cycling events (Atlanta's velodrome at Stone Mountain in 1996 was temporary). Olympic velodromes have been built with a roof since 2000.

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Preceded by
Oerlikon Velodrome
Zürich
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Venue

1984
Succeeded by
Rino Mercante Stadium
Bassano del Grappa