Barcelona Sports - Football, F1, Tennis and Golf
Sports in Barcelona
Barcelona is a city in Spain which is a great place for enjoying sports and this city is especially good for water sports with Barcelona being a coastal city. You try can sports including jet-skiing, swimming, sailing and yachting.
In addition to being good for water sports, Barcelona is well-known worldwide for football. The names of players such as Thiery Henry, Ronaldinho and Messi will forever be associated with FC Barcelona. Also known as Barca they are one of the top teams in the world, they are currently in La Liga and have been since its inception, one of only three other teams in top flight football to have done so.
Barcelona is one of the most recognizable footballing brands around the world and has an enormous, global fan base. The stadium, the Camp Nou, is one of the largest and most iconic stadiums in footballing history. Although the original name for the stadium was Estadi del FC Barcelona the name Camp Nou took over, and it was officially given this name in 2001. The stadium itself attracted on average 72,000 spectators in the year 2013/14 just below Borussia Dortmund and Manchester united. In the last decade FB Barcelona has dominated European football winning six titles in 2009 alone. Football in Barcelona includes not only FC Barcelona and Espanyol but also the local lower level leagues.
One of the highlights of the year in Barcelona and which attracts people from across Spain, Europe and even visitors from further afield, is the annual Spanish F1 grand prix. At the same location there is the annual MotoGP with the likes of Valentino Rossi racing.
Boating in Barcelona is worth considering if you love to get out on the water.
The Barcelona Open tennis tournament is also held annually and is worth trying to get tickets for if you are in the city. Barcelona and the surrounding area is also good for playing golf. There are a few golf courses and they are in scenic locations.