Velòdrom d'Horta

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Velòdrom d'Horta
Velòdrom d'Horta.jpg
The banking of the Velòdrom d'Horta
LocationBarcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Coordinates41°26′17″N 2°08′56″E / 41.43813°N 2.148861°E / 41.43813; 2.148861
Capacity3,200 seated
11,000 standing
SurfaceTrack: wood (250 m or 270 yd)
Infield: artificial turf
OpenedAugust 1984
ArchitectEsteve Bonell and Francesc Rius (velodrome)
Herbert Schürmann (track)

Velòdrom d'Horta is a velodrome located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was the track cycling venue for the 1992 Summer Olympics and was also the venue for the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in 1984.

The velodrome, designed by Esteve Bonell and Francesc Rius, was built in 1984 as the first of Barcelona's construction projects in preparation for the bid for the 1992 Summer Olympics in 1986. It was the first velodrome built to new FIAC rules permitting a 250 m (270 yd) track if surfaced with wood. The building won the FAD architecture prize in 1985.

It was the last permanent open-air velodrome used for Olympic Track Cycling events (Atlanta's velodrome at Stone Mountain in 1996 was temporary). Olympic velodromes have been built with a roof since 2000.


Preceded by
Oerlikon Velodrome
UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Succeeded by
Rino Mercante Stadium
Bassano del Grappa