Palau Sant Jordi

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Palau Sant Jordi (, ) is an indoor sporting arena and multi-purpose installation that is part of the Olympic Ring complex located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The maximum seating capacity of the arena is 16,500 for handball, 17,000 for basketball, and 24,000 for musical events.<br>It was opened in 1990 and designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki.

The Palau Sant Jordi was one of the main venues of the 1992 Summer Olympics hosting the artistic gymnastics, handball final, and volleyball final. Nowadays, it is used for all kinds of indoor sport events as well as for concerts and other cultural activities, due to its great flexibility.

Sporting events

The arena was the venue of the 1995 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics.

The arena was the venue of three Euroleague final four in 1998, 2003 and 2011. It also hosted the EuroBasket 1997 from the quarter-finals.

The final of 2000 Davis Cup was the 89th edition of the most important tournament between nations in men's tennis. Spain defeated Australia at Palau Sant Jordi on 8-10 December, giving Spain their first title. It also received the final of 2009 Davis Cup between Spain and Czech Republic with the victory for the Spaniards 5-0.

The arena was the main venue of the 2003 World Aquatics Championships. A temporary reglamentary swimming pool was installed for the...
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