We made it happen again! Barcelona will host the 37th America’s Cup, which will be held in 2024 thanks to the candidacy promoted by Barcelona & Partners, our investment attraction agency.
It was so announced by Grant Dalton, CEO of Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ), the winning team of the last edition of America's Cup, celebrated in Auckland (New Zealand) 2021, and which has the organizing rights for the 37th edition of this world reference event.
Once again, we have proven that when public institutions and the private sector come together and work towards a goal, no obstacle cannot be overcome or challenge that cannot be met for a city like ours.
Not without effort, we have lined up the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Barcelona City Council, the Port of Barcelona, and a group of 25 private investors, some of the members of our association, to support the celebration of this world-class sporting event in our city.
America's Cup will promote Barcelona around the world, boost the sustainability and innovation of nautical activities and our economy, and create quality employment and new investment, leaving a great legacy in the city.
America's Cup is expected to have an economic impact in Barcelona of between $900 million and $1 billion. The previous edition, held in Auckland, New Zealand, generated revenues of NZ$832 million, attracting 940 million spectators.
For this prestigious world-class sporting event, some 2,500 people from the sports teams and the organizers will travel to Barcelona, as they will spend many months in the city, organizing the competition. In addition to America's Cup, this edition will also feature a Women's America's Cup regatta, as well as the popular Youth America's Cup regatta.
In parallel to the Barcelona event, the edition will feature the Hydrogen Project, focused on the development of hydrogen engines for the support boats.