Around 800 people attended the so-called Commemoration Party for the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Olympic Games that took place on 18 July at the Hospitalet Municipal Football Stadium. Visitors were able to enjoy a whole host of activities, including live performances and sports shows.
The event, which began at 6.00 pm, featured the performance of the Municipal School of Music – Centre for the Arts, which delivered a masterclass of activities led by local sports centres to the soundtrack of music from 1992, performed by the group Deseisaocho la Banda. What’s more, a commemorative mural designed by Contorno Urbano was unveiled.
The Hospitalet Hercules Baseball and Softball Club played a key role in the event, helping to promote the whole idea of baseball. Several members of the team that competed in the 1992 Olympic Games were among the crowd. What’s more, there was an exhibition narrating the 75-year history of the club.
The day also featured activities laid on by Hospitalet-based sports entities such as the artistic gymnastics, table tennis and volleyball clubs, as well as the Hospitalet sports council.
The event was attended by many of the 8,000 volunteers from the city who were games organisers.
L’Hospitalet, Olympic venue
In 1992, the city became an Olympic venue, playing host to the baseball competition. The Hospitalet Municipal Football Stadium played host to the games played by teams from Cuba, the United States, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Chinese Taipei (aka Taiwan), Italy, Japan and Spain.
In 1999, the stadium was redeveloped and became the current Hospitalet Municipal Football Stadium, where the city’s team currently plays.