|Owner||Futbol Club Barcelona|
|Opened||23 October 1971|
|FC Barcelona Bàsquet (ACB)
FC Barcelona Handbol (ASOBAL)
FC Barcelona Hoquei (OK Liga)
FC Barcelona Futsal (Primera División)
Palau Blaugrana (Catalan pronunciation: [pəˈɫaw ˌβɫawˈɣɾanə], meaning in English "Blue and deep red Palace") is an arena in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, belonging to FC Barcelona. The 7,585 seating capacity arena is home to the basketball, handball, roller hockey, and futsal divisions of FC Barcelona. Palau Blaugrana is located between Mini Estadi and the Camp Nou.
Built in 1971, the stadium originally held 5,696 spectators, but the facility was remodeled in 1994 to fit the current capacity of 7,585. During the 1992 Summer Olympics, the arena hosted several events, including roller hockey, taekwondo and judo.
Several basketball, handball and roller hockey players have had their jerseys retired:
4 Andrés Jiménez, 7 Nacho Solozábal and 15 Epi for basketball and 2 Òscar Grau, 7 Iñaki Urdangarin, 14 Joan Sagalés, 16 David Barrufet for handball and 21 Alberto Borregan for Roller Hockey
Under Sandro Rosell's presidency, the club announced that by 2013 it plans to build a new Palau Blaugrana for the handball and basketball teams, with a capacity of 12,000 seats. Also included in the plan, is a smaller campus with a capacity of 3,000 seats, plus [a special conditions] for hotel partners (operated by a specialist company located on the corner of Aristides Maillol with John XXIII), new parking spaces and an auditorium, with a 2,000 capacity, for the foundation, including the offices of the club. These plans, however, were later dropped in favour of the Espai Barça project.
Under the Espai Barça project, the current Palau Blaugrana will be demolished and a new arena is expected to be built on the site currently occupied by the Mini Estadi, which will also be demolished to make way. Work is expected to start by the 2017–18 basketball season. The new Palau Blaugrana will have a capacity of about 12,500 people with an adjacent, smaller court that will seat approximately 2,000. Additionally, the new Palau will have 24 VIP boxes and 4 sky bars with court views..
- FC Barcelona (Main body and football club)
- UB-Barça (Women's basketball)
- FC Barcelona (handball)
- FC Barcelona-Institut Guttman (wheelchair basketball)
- Regal FC Barcelona (basketball)
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