Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys

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Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys

Built in 1929 by Lluís Abellán Aynés and remodelled in the 1980s, the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium is a first class sports facility and one of the most important elements of the so-called Olympic Ring, situated in Montjuïc Park. It played a key role in the 1992 Olympic Games and to this day it is considered to be one of the most important facilities in the city.

Olympic memory

The Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium is one of the most iconic sports facilities in Montjuïc Park, forming part of the so-called Olympic Ring.It hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelonaalong with many other important events over the course of its history,which is why it holds a special place in the hearts of many citizens.

Built by the architect Lluís Abellán Aynés and opened in 1929 as part of the Barcelona International Exposition,at that time is played host to five of the most important matches of La Liga, and was up and running until 1955, when the Mediterranean Games were held.Following these Games, the stadium experienced a period of decline and it was not until 1992, with the Barcelona Olympics, that the team of architects comprised of Vittorio Gregotti, Frederic Correa, Alfons Milà, Joan Margarit and Carles& Buxadé completely remodelled the stadium. Leaving the exterior facade intact, new stands were built inside the stadium, giving it a total capacity of 54,000 spectators.

Top level sport

It has been classified by UEFA as a five star stadium, which means it can host top level international sports competitions. In 2010 it hosted the European Athletic Championships, for which it was once again remodelled, and currently, both visitors and locals consider it to be, along with Camp Nou, one of the city's key sports facilities. It was named after the president of the Generalitat during the Civil War, Lluís Companys,who was executed by firing squad at Montjuïc Castle,close to the site of the stadium.

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