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The Reus Sports Pavilion construction began in 1990 on the occasion of the Olympic Games to host the semifinals of roller hockey, demonstration sport at the Olympic games which was also played in the Sant Sadurní and Vic subsites.

It was conceived as a multidisciplinary space, to practice different sports, with an area of 1,971 m². In the stands there is a capacity for 3,400 spectators and, under those, locker rooms, utility rooms and a community center were built.

Reus is located 24 km west of Tarragona. The medieval village grew in the twelfth century around the castle and church of Santa Maria. In the nineteenth century it suffered a major urban growth.

The city has very important modernist buildings and its economic activity is focused on rain fed agriculture, poultry and textile industry.

During the Barcelona ’92 Games Reus hosted the roller hockey semifinals matches, one of the three demonstration sports of the XXVth Olympics (it was also played in the Sant Sadurní and Vic subsites) and for this occasion the Reus Sports Pavilion was built.

Sports Tradition

Reus has a long tradition in the practice of roller hockey, since it has two teams, the Reus Deportiu, founded in 1909, and the Reus Ploms, which has gained some titles statewide and organizes every two years the International Sports Photography Convention FOTOSPORT.

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.