Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona

Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona (also known as 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 is also an habitual home for music concerts and other municipal events.

Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona
Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona
Olimpic Badalona.jpg
LocationAv. Alfons XIII, s/n
Badalona, Spain 08921
Coordinates41°26′32.69″N 2°13′55.72″E / 41.4424139°N 2.2321444°E / 41.4424139; 2.2321444Coordinates: 41°26′32.69″N 2°13′55.72″E / 41.4424139°N 2.2321444°E / 41.4424139; 2.2321444
Public transitBarcelona Metro Logo.svg L2 barcelona.svg L10 barcelona.svg at Gorg
OwnerCity of Badalona
CapacityBasketball: 12,760
Construction
Broke ground1990
Opened1991
Construction cost35 million EUR
ArchitectEsteve Bonell and Francesc Rius
Tenants
Joventut de Badalona

HistoryEdit

Built in 1991, it was opened in 1992 with a basketball game between Catalonia and Croatia; where Croatians 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 is 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.

TransportEdit

The closest Barcelona Metro station is Gorg, on lines L2 and L10. It is also served by trams belonging to the Trambesòs system.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Crošarka Prije 20 godina: Sve utakmice Hrvatske do Olimpijskih igara u Barceloni, Autor: Sanjin Vučković/ Foto: Olimpijci.hr , Aug 08, 2012 (in Croatian)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona at Wikimedia Commons