History

A little history

Come with us on a tour of Sant Jordi Club, an exceptional building of great architectural distinction which has been the scene of many unique events during its time. Find out how it was built, and see photos of the events that form part of this history, making this a venue ‘where anything is possible’.

Construction
The Sant Jordi Club, designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki as adjoining room of the Palau Sant Jordi, was built for the Olympic Games in Barcelona 92 in the mountain of Montjuïc, forming the so-called Olympic Ring with the Olympic Stadium Lluís Companys, Olympic Esplanade and the Palau Sant Jordi.

Grand opening
Officially opened on September 21, 1990, the whole of the Palau Sant Jordi and Sant Jordi Club have been considered since its construction a true architectural gem that stands out for its spectacular design and technological capabilities.

During the 3 days following its inauguration, were organized a few open days in which approached more than 270,000 citizens who wanted to look closely at the Palau Sant Jordi and Sant Jordi Club. But from September 1990 until the summer of 1992, when did the Olympics, there was a large volume of activity, welcoming besides 1.335.000 spectators who saw as this multifunctional installation it is modeled to host different events together as the leading artists of the time concerts to sporting events unique.

Summer Olympics - Barcelona 1992

Once started the Olympic Games, the Palau Sant Jordi was the main indoor Pavilion and welcomed the competition for artistic gymnastics male and female as well as male and female handball finals, the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of FIVB men's volleyball and the semi-finals and final of the feminine. Similarly, it was also headquarters of the Barcelona 92 Paralympic Games, hosting the competitions of table tennis and volleyball.

After the Olympic Games

The challenge was the keep as a reference installation after the Olympic Games, a challenge which has met more than once. Its position at the international level is maintained by the holding of sports competitions of first level and on tours of the best artists to national and international level, in addition to the most spectacular shows family already entrepreneurial activity is also carried out.

Capacity
It has a maximum capacity of 4,620 spectators.

World Championships
In recent times, the Palau Sant Jordi has hosted, among others, the Championship World Athletics Indoor 1995, the final stage of the Eurobasket 1997, two Final Four of the Euroleague Basketball (1998-2011), two finals of the Davis Cup of tennis (2000-2009), two of the World Championships of swimming (2003-2013) and several friendly matches of the NBA, as well as the recently disputed basketball 2014 World Cup.

Concerts
They have also performed at the Sant Jordi Club international artists like Jamie Cullum, Juanes, Back Street Boys, Lenny Kravitz, Ricky Martin, Mumford Sons, Franz Ferdinand and One Republic; and national level as Pablo Alborán, Melendi, Malu, Dani Martin, Maldita Nerea and Abraham Mateo

All these events, and the millions of viewers who have passed since 1990, made of the Sant Jordi Club, the place of Barcelona where everything is possible.