Nou Estadi del Fútbol Club Barcelona (Camp Nou)
|400 (VIP section)|
|1,000 (Bussiness seats)|
|282 (Press seats)|
|Inauguration||24.09.1957, FC Barcelona - Team of Warsaw 4-2|
|Project||Francesc Mijtans-Miro, Garcia Barbon and Soteras Mauri|
|Address||Avinguda Aristides Maillol, s/n, 08028, Barcelona|
Description: Camp Nou
For Barcelona this is already the 7th venue in history, so no wonder people were calling it simply „new stadium” - Camp Nou - prior construction and after its opening. The nickname became so strong that in 2000 it was officialy declared as the ground's name. Construction started in 1954 and lasted three years. Three is also the number of architects behind the project - Francesc Mijtans-Miro, Garcia Barbon, Soteras Mauri. First game at the ground was Barcelona's friendly against team combined of Warsaw's finest players. That's an interesting reference to the inauguration of Polish Army Stadium in 1930, when Legia Warsaw played a Catalan club – CF Europa Barcelona.
From the beginning Camp Nou was a building of impressive scale, a fact not surprising considering „Blaugrana's” popularity and sporting successes at that time. Capacity of 90,000 was further increased to app. 110,000 in 1978 and again to nearly 120,000 prior World Cup 1982. However later on safety rules of FIFA, UEFA and the national FA forced a decrease in numbers. Currently stands hold up to 99 354 spectators, though they're very seldomly packed to capacity (though sell-outs happen, many fans don't attend even having bought tickets). The size still gives Camp Nou first place in Europe and not far behind the largest venues of the globe. From 2006 to 2009 Barcelona launched the world's largest operation of seating replacement, installing brand new chairs throughout the ground.
The history of Camp Nou is full of huge, historical games and it doesn't end at the Gran Derbi against Real. During the decades it witnessed games of World Cup, Olympic Games, Cup Winners' Cup, Champions League and numerous other large events. Of course it doesn't end with sporting games, Camp Nou also plays a role in the history of Catalunya – during gen. Franco's ruling it was on of few places where people could freely speak their language.
Barcelona: Financing of Espai Barça approved by socios
Some time has passed since the announcement of the plans for the revamp of Camp Nou and the accompanying facilities. Finally, specific deadlines and details for the implementation of each stage of the project were revealed.
Barcelona: Changes to Espai Barça revealed
Espai Barça means the space of Barça. This is a project the most important part of which is the modernisation of Camp Nou. The club has recently presented new details of its long-term vision.
Technology: 5G revolution offers unique stadium possibilities
The implementation of 5G in stadiums seems promising for everyone in charge of commercial streams and fan engagement matters. Following examples of stadium 5G look impressive, while new ones are added every day.
Barcelona: A year at Estadi Johan Cruyff? Could be
In order to speed up the ever-delayed revamp of Camp Nou, FC Barcelona could spend an entire season at their secondary stadium. They’re supposedly considering expansion from 6,000 to 60,000…
2030 World Cup: Spain and Portugal confirm aspirations
On Friday they met for a friendly game. No goals were scored on the field but the greater goal was confirming the readiness to host the 2030 World Cup in Spain and Portugal.
European Super League: What could change stadium-wise?
Earthquake of historic proportions or a failed attempt at secession? Europe’s top club are attempting to flee UEFA’s supervision and no longer share revenue from international games. Their gain could come at a massive price for others.
Barcelona: New Camp Nou no sooner than 2025
FC Barcelona's financial director Jordi Moix has two messages for fans. Good one: Barca won't let go of Camp Nou revamp. Bad one: works will start no sooner than next summer and last until 2025.
Barcelona: Camp Nou redevelopment on hold (again)
Though preparatory works began last year, planned groundbreaking on Camp Nou's largest reconstruction will not happen as planned. Once more, the massive project is pushed to the side.
Barcelona: New Camp Nou to open in 2024
Despite previous assurances the Camp Nou reconstruction scheme has slipped back once more and is now set for completion in 2024. It's also expected to be more expensive than initially hoped.
Barcelona: Inauguration of a new FC Barcelona stadium
FC Barcelona’s reserve stadium was opened on August 27th. The main highlight of the inauguration was a friendly match between FC Barcelona and Ajax Amsterdam U19 teams.
Barcelona: Opening of 'Mini Estadi' on August 27
Yesterday's board of directors meeting brought the long-awaited confirmation: August 27 is the date when Estadi Johan Cruyff opens its doors. Rival on the day will be Ajax, the most fitting one.
Barcelona: Construction finally to begin in 2019
It may be 2 years behind initial schedule but at least it now seems nothing more can stop Camp Nou's expansion to over 105,000 covered seats! FC Barcelona confirmed the expected time frame.
Barcelona: Green light for Camp Nou
Well, almost. We're still waiting for the city council to make it official, but agreement has been reached between the city and club. Reconstruction should begin next year.
Barcelona: New Camp Nou – when, exactly?
It's been four years since socis of Barcelona approved the massive redevelopment of Camp Nou. And yet not even one shovel was moved on site. From 2021 the delivery date moved to 2023 and it might end up even later.
Barcelona: 800 league victories at Camp Nou
What a jubilee! In less than 60 years FC Barcelona won 800 league games at Camp Nou. Overall they have an average of 3 victories out of 4 games.
Barcelona: Cruyff celebrated in three different ways
Legendary football player will be included in the names of new training stadium and a street beside Camp Nou. Johan Cruyff will also have a dedicated section in FC Barcelona's museum.
New lists: Who got 4 and 5 stars from UEFA?
It’s only 38 stadiums in total across Europe, so the two lists are truly exclusive. Check out who was granted a 4 or 5-star note by UEFA and why we’re showing these lists to you now…
New list: These 20 clubs draw biggest crowds
Only six countries have any representation in this ranking. Here is the elite list of clubs that manage to draw 46,000 people or more every single game!
New designs: Four stunning visions of Camp Nou
They didn’t win the international architectural competition, but are amazing either way. Meet four of eight finalists as renderings are released to the public!
Barcelona: See the 7 finalists for future Camp Nou
We’ve known the winner since March, now it’s time to see the seven remaining finalists of future Camp Nou competition.