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La Anella Olímpica avanza en su compromiso con la sostenibilidad


La Comisión de Gobierno del Ajuntament de Barcelona ha aprobado el proyecto ejecutivo para instalar placas fotovoltaicas en la cubierta del Sant Jordi Club.

Esta instalación, destinada únicamente al autoconsumo, permitirá reducir la generación de gases de efecto invernadero de todos los equipamientos de la Anella Olímpica e iniciar el camino hacia su autosuficiencia energética. Es también un paso importante en la apuesta de Barcelona de Serveis Municipals (B:SM) por reducir la generación de CO2 en el conjunto de sus edificios. La instalación fotovoltaica que se ubicará en la cubierta del Sant Jordi Club está formada por 896 módulos fotovoltaicos con una potencia de 430 kW. Ocupará una superficie total de 2.300 m2 y permitirá generar cada año 655.000 kWh, el equivalente al consumo anual de 200 hogares de la ciudad.

La instalación fotovoltaica del Sant Jordi Club cuenta con un presupuesto de 610.000 euros y estará lista en menos de un año.

Estadi Olimpic's Incubator


The Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys is in the final stages of setting up the city's first incubator for sports and technology projects. The space will be able to host the first start-ups in the spring of 2023. The aim is to promote and support the creation of innovative companies in the field of sport, foster their growth and facilitate their positioning in the city's business fabric.

The Anella Olímpica offers a strategic environment linked to local, national and international relay sports. The companies installed in the incubator will be able to learn and coexist with the sporting events that take place in this privileged location.

They will also be able to use the Olympic Stadium facilities for studies, testing activities and sporting experiments, or to hold informative activities and presentations.


Tulu y Meyer, an eternal embrace


On 7 August 1992, the Ethiopian athlete Derartu Tulu won the gold medal in the 10000 metres at the Barcelona Olympic Games. South Africa's Elana Meyer won silver. But these two women went down in history for what they did just after confirming their medals. Tulu, who was the first black African to win an Olympic gold medal, waited for Meyer at the finish line to embrace and hold hands and start a lap of the stadium, Tulu with the Ethiopian flag and Meyer with the flag of the South African Olympic Committee. This image went around the world and for decades was the symbol of the fight against racism, the global proclamation of a multiracial Africa.

On Tuesday 27 September, the athletes returned to the stadium for a visit full of memories and emotions. During their visit, they explained that the race together came about spontaneously, that they did not know each other before the race and that, although they did not speak the same language, they were able to transmit what they felt. "It was a timeless moment for both of them, a celebration that crossed borders and colours. An unforgettable moment that is still remembered today".




Coldplay returns to Barcelona

The British band Coldplay returns to Barcelona with two unique concerts in the territory. 

The Music of the Spheres World Tour will visit the Olympic Stadium Lluís Companys on 24 and 25 May 2023.

The album is the band's second space-themed concept album after X&Y in 2005. It is set in a fictional planetary system called The Spheres, which contains nine planets, three natural satellites, a star and a nebula. Each one of them corresponds to a song.

Coldplay's concerts leave no one indifferent. We can't wait to enjoy this tour, which has already been described by international media as "impressive" and which also stands out for its innovation and sustainability. 

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Hola Barça!

FC Barcelona's first team will play at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys for the 2023-2024 season. Barcelona City Council, Barcelona de Serveis Municipals (B:SM), which manages the facility, and Futbol Club Barcelona have reached an agreement that will allow the Club to use the Estadi Olímpic while part of the remodelling of Camp Nou is being carried out.

The first deputy mayor and president of B:SM, Jaume Collboni, and the president of FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta, detailed the terms of the contract,  in the press conference held in the Esplanade of the Olympic Ring on 21 June 2022.

FC Barcelona will be able to use the stadium between August 2023 and May 2024. The loan will be for match days of the men's first team and pre- and post-match preparations. FC Barcelona will also be able to use the stadium, on an occasional basis, for training and other sporting events, including the needs of the women's team.



Funk-rock conquers Barcelona

On 7 June this year, the Red Hot Chili Peppers played a concert on their world tour. Here are some figures from the concert:

1 crane of 90 tons, 1 hour and 45 minutes of performance, 2 openers (Thundercat and Nas), 3 lil points without incidents, 4 are the components of the band, 5 trailers of protection of the track of the Stadium, 6 stage trailers, 8 days of assembly, 12 forklift trucks, 17 songs were sung by the group, 23 production trailers for the concert, 45 metres wide x 15 m deep and 16 m high (these are the dimensions of the stage), 60 bars, the most sold merchandise item (one of the group's jackets) cost 125 euros, 1950 workers served the concert: security, ushers, stewards, production staff, cleaning, medical service, shop staff and the venue's own staff, 2. 200 frankfurts sold, 11,000 m2 of carpet...

All this and much more for a concert that thrilled 49,000 people and is already part of the musical curriculum of the great pop-rock stars who have performed at the stadium.


Torna el "Boss" a l'Estadi Olímpic

Bruce Springsteen will perform again at the Olympic Stadium on 28 April 2023, 30 years after his first concert on 11 May 1993 at the Olympic venue. On that occasion he brought together 79,430 spectators, a capacity that is unthinkable today due to the adaptation of the venue to its current evacuation plan (55,000 spectators).

The "Boss" would fill the stadium twice more, on 17/05/2003 in front of 56,000 spectators, and in 2012 with the "double bill" on 17 and 18 May with 55,000 spectators per day.

The Palau Sant Jordi has also been the "Boss's" office on three occasions: on 9 and 11 April 1999 (20,800 spectators per day), 16 October 2002 and 24 October 2006, both sold-out dates (17,960 attendees).

We always hang the "sold-out" sign when Bruce Springsteen visits Barcelona.  And even more so if we take into account that Barcelona will be the start of his European tour and the only city in the territory that will have the opportunity to host Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.



Did you know that?

The Rolling Stones are the band that has performed live at the Olympic Stadium the most times?. They have done so on a total of 5 times:

1990: 2 concerts of the tour "Urban Jungle".

1998: "Voodoo Lounge Tour"

2003: "Licks Tour"

2007: "A Bigger Band Tour"

2017: "No Filter Tour"

Almost 400,000 people have attended the 6 concerts of the "Dinossaurs of rock", held at the Olympic Stadium.

The Anella Olímpica "Steam"

On April 7, the Olympic Stadium Lluís Companys hosted the day Visions - STEAM Anella. The Olympic Stadium became a center of experimentation where 1,525 students of 2nd and 3rd ESO could perform activities associated with STEAM culture (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). The project, jointly organized by Barcelona de Serveis Municipals (B:SM) and the School of Engineering of Barcelona Est (EEBE) of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia - BarcelonaTech (UPC) aims to promote scientific vocations among teenagers.

In addition, it seeks to break stereotypes and promote scientific vocations among girls, highlighting female scientific references. The project aims to provide students with knowledge through playful experiments. The subjects chosen are those which, due to their complexity, are more difficult to deal with in the classroom, in order to approach them in a flexible and creative way, while maintaining all the academic rigor.


The Olympic Stadium will host the first sports hub

The Barcelona Sports Tech Hub is the new sports and technology hub in Montjuïc, to make the city an international benchmark in the sportstech sector and with the aim of improving the economic competitiveness of companies, organisations and institutions in this sector.

As part of the Barcelona Sports Tech Hub, the Olympic Stadium will host the first sportstech start-up business incubator in Barcelona.

Vine a córrer a l'Estadi Olímpic

Come and run at the Olympic Stadium (Vine a córrer a l'Estadi).

The Olympic Stadium has historically been a venue open to any sporting, cultural and business initiative.

But the Stadium is also a facility open to popular events, where citizens are the stars. City races and school sports activities connect athletics with the Stadium. One of these activities is "Vine a córrer a l'Estadi", where everyone has the opportunity to take up athletics, train or even walk around the Stadium track. This activity is supervised by the Catalan Athletics Federation, is free and it takes place on the last Sunday of every month (occasionally the activity may be affected by the holding of other events at the stadium).

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