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Sports facilities Catalonia. Value
Conventional facilities Singular facilities Total
2018 40,106 9,337 49,443
2017 40,099 9,338 49,437
2016 34,357 8,324 42,681
2015 33,312 6,986 40,298
2014 32,367 6,360 38,727
2013 31,207 4,126 35,333
2012 31,811 3,770 35,581
2011 31,682 3,742 35,424
2010 31,270 3,686 34,956
2009 30,966 3,637 34,603
2008 30,042 2,031 32,073
2007 29,735 2,026 31,761
2006 29,740 2,021 31,761
2005 29,730 2,020 31,750
2004 29,606 2,019 31,625
2003 29,279 1,945 31,224
2002 29,077 1,888 30,965
2001 28,918 1,858 30,776
2000 28,717 1,857 30,574
1999 27,831 1,752 29,583
1998 21,990 7,472 29,462
1996 15,776 9,402 25,178
1994 17,971 5,982 23,953
Source: Consell Català de l'Esport.

Last update: January 9, 2019.

Statistics EESP

Methodological note

The Law of Sports of Catalonia states that municipalities are responsible for keeping an updated inventory consisting of the name and characteristics of the sports facilities existing within their confines.

As a result, a series of concepts must be considered:

  • Sports Venues are places adapted for the pursuit of any given type of physical or sports activities.
  • Sports Facilities are sports-oriented spaces built expressly for doing sport.
  • Sports Activity Area is used for areas whose environment or facilities which are not specifically sports-related are used for doing sport.
  • Conventional Sports Venue refers to a well-defined model having specific dimensions.
  • Unique Sports Venue refers to a configuration that largely depends on the shape of the terrain or the design of the sports venue itself.

Since 2017, the CEEC (Sports Facilities Census in Catalonia) has included private residential and tourist installations (neighbourhood communities, hotels, campsites, rural houses, etc.). In parallel to the increase in the number of outdoor pools, many tennis courts and, to a lesser extent, sports courts were added to the CEEC in 2017. The above are the three chief kinds of sports facilities located within residential and tourist installations.