There are very few days left before the Conde de Godó Tournament 2022 begins in the city of Barcelona. It will be the 69th edition since the Open Era and it will be held, like every year, at the Real Club Tenis de Barcelona. We tell you more details about this event in Barcelona.
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When is the Conde de Godó Tournament?
From the 16th to 24th of April, you can see the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell or also known as the Conde de Godó Tournament. Since the beginning of this month, you can see different activities around the competition organized by the Barcelona City Council with the purpose of boosting the world of tennis among citizens.
One of them is the placement of mini-tennis courts in historical and well-known places in the city, as well as personalized tours, graffiti contests, and promotions to attend one of the games to be played.
Activities around the Conde de Godó Tournament
If you are going to be in the city of Barcelona these next few days, don’t miss some of the activities around the ATP 500 of Barcelona, for example:
As we announced before, one of the main activities is the placement of mini-tennis courts around the whole city. If you want to play in any of them, here you have more information:
- Plaza de les dones (Gràcia) – Friday, April 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
- Plaza Comercial del Born – Saturday, April 9th from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
- Parque Sagrada Familia – Sunday, April 10th from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
If you are a lover of urban art, on Saturday, April 9th from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., you have an appointment at the Plaza Comercial del Born. There different local artists will compete in making live paintings having as the main theme the Conde de Godó Tournament.
The winning artwork will be exhibited throughout the whole week at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.
Solidarity march for fans
Another of the most interesting activities that you will find during these next few days is the solidarity match. On Friday, April 15th around 100 fans of the ATP 500 of Barcelona will gather. The appointment will be at 5:00 p.m. in Plaza Cataluña. Participants will be able to visit the facilities of the Real Club Tenis de Barcelona one day before its start.
But perhaps the most interesting thing about this march is that the end of the tour will be at the Rafa Nadal Court, where the participants will even be allowed to have a rally on it.
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Where to buy tickets for the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament?
Tickets for the Conde de Godó Tournament 2022 are available on the Proticketing platform. During the preliminary phase, which begins on Saturday, April 16th you will find tickets starting at 9 euros.
The first round of the tournament will be on Monday, April 18th and tickets are available starting at 21 euros. For the round of 16, quarter-finals, and the final, there is an occupation of almost 95%. If you are interested in attending this ATP championship in Barcelona, hurry up!
This is your chance to see great athletes like Tsitsipas, Sinner, Hurkacz, Rudd, Norrie, Alcaraz, Shapovalov, or Schwartzman. All tennis players are in the top 20 of the world. Unfortunately, Rafa Nadal, who was announced for the tournament, will not be able to participate due to a stress crack.
If you need to lodge for those days in Condal’s city, an excellent option is renting flats for days in Barcelona. The perfect combination so that you can also enjoy a few days of tourism in this great European city! You will have the freedom you need in a flat with the best comforts for both you and the rest of your companions. An ideal excuse to visit Barcelona and watch the best tennis!
For those who want to experience the tournament in its entirely, they have the possibility to enjoy the “Hospitality”. It’s a VIP pass where they will have the best views of the central court in special box seats, access to the terrace, a restaurant with a table reserved for 6 people, access to the shopping area, and exclusive activities. A way of living tennis in all its extension.
What is the origin of the Conde de Godó Tournament?
Although it’s commonly known as the Conde de Godó Tournament, the official name is Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. Sometimes you will also find it as the ATP 500 of Barcelona. But, why is the reference made to the Count of Godó?
For this, we must go to the historical era in which Alfonso XIII reigned. During that time, three different Counts of Godó were met. The first was Ramón Godó Lallana, founder of the well-known newspaper “La Vanguardia”. Later on, his son arrives, Carlos Godó Valls, who in the year of 1935 presided over the Real Club Tenis de Barcelona. It was precise with this position that he decided in the year of 1953 to create the Conde de Godó Tournament.
After dying in the year of 1988, his son Javier Godó Muntañola is the one who takes the legacy. Today, it’s he who is present at the award ceremony of the tournament created by his father and who we will see in the final of the Conde de Godó Tournament 2022.
We hope you enjoy the Conde de Godó Tournament 2022. If you need accommodation for these special days and the next ones, remember that renting flats for days in Barcelona is an excellent solution. Enjoy the best tennis!