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Terrassa was chosen as the subsite where field hockey matches for the Olympic Games were held. For this, the Abat Marcet sports area was completely remodeled. The Municipal Football Stadium, built in 1960, was the center of the competitions and was provided with new services (changing rooms, press room, nursing, etc.). This stadium has a capacity for 20,000 spectators.

The hockey federation stadium, with room for 5,000 spectators, the athletics track, the school sports area were also remodeled as well as the facilities of the Esportiu Terrassa Hockey, Egara and Atlètic Terrasasa clubs.

Terrassa is 30 km north of Barcelona and is a city with a great cultural and sports tradition. The city was established in Roman times, but much earlier archaeological sites have been found. It also had a great importance during the Visigothic times. In the nineteenth century was one of the Catalan Industrial Revolution engines, specializing in textile production.

On the cultural front, it highlights its modernist architecture and, due to its industrial activity, there are university technical schools and specialized museums.

Sports Tradition

In Spain, field hockey was first practiced in Terrassa and is a sport that is quite rooted there. Players from this city participated in the Amsterdam Olympics 1928 and since then there has always been hockey players from Terrassa in the national teams. The city has four clubs that gather thousands of members.

Selected resources

Los escenarios

COOB’92 (1992): “Los escenarios”, Memoria oficial de los Juegos de la XXV Olímpiada, Barcelona 1992. Vol.2. Los medios : objetivos, recursos y escenarios. Barcelona: COOB’92, pp. 127-337

Los escenarios : las subsedes

COOB’92 (1992): “Los escenarios: las subsedes” a Memòria oficial de los Juegos de las XXVa Olimpíada: Barcelona 1992. Barcelona: COOB’92, vol. 2, pp. 273-342.

Subseus olímpiques = Subsedes olímpicas

COOB’92 (1990-1992?): Subseus olímpiques = Subsedes olímpicas [publicació en sèrie]. [Barcelona]: Coordinació Subseus Olímpiques del COOB’9

Les Ciutats de Barcelona'92

Campillo, Josep Manuel (1991): Les Ciutats de Barcelona’92. Barcelona ; COOB’92: Diputació de Barcelona.

In the repository

In the Municipal Contemporary Archive, you can consult the administrative and management documentation generated on this topic by the Organising Committee Barcelona’92, SA (COOB’92), Holding Olímpic SA (HOLSA), Anella Olímpica de Montjuïc SA (AOMSA) (Olympic ring), Vila Olímpica SA (VOSA) (Olympic village) and the Institut Municipal de Promoció Urbanística SA (IMPUSA) (municipal Institute of urban development).

If you need further information on the collection, read the collection guide.

In the library

In the libraries of the study centres of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation (FBO) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) you can find the selection of listed documents and other bibliographic materials on the subject.

If you are interested in knowing more about our Olympic collection, you can consult the Union Catalogue of Catalan Universities (UAB collection) or contact us by e-mail (FBO collection).

Sports in pictures

If you are interested in images of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Barcelona’92, the Image Service of the Olympic Foundation of Barcelona will help you identify the images that satisfy your needs.

The Foundation manages the official image archive of the Barcelona’92 Games. You can contact them by email to request more information about the services provided and the collection of images. In this page, we offer a selection of images on the event.