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 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: 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.
Barcelona: New Camp Nou in detail!
Facts & figures, many renders, videos and construction timing. Check out all you need to know about the new Camp Nou, presented by FC Barcelona today!
Netherlands: Amsterdam ArenA to take Cruyff’s name?
It’s only an idea, but a much debated one. Mayor and his deputy both argue it should be considered, though Amsterdam Arena managers are reluctant. Similar debate is ongoing in Barcelona.
New design: Europe’s largest temple reinvented!
Freshly selected winning design of Camp Nou will see the stadium grow to 105,000 by 2021. Chosen concept is already controversial for its simplicity. Take a look to get an opinion!
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)
Borussia, Barca and Man United – lovely dominant trio. But it wasn’t them who gained most fans last season. Check all 217 clubs that draw an average crowd of 10,000+!
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 1. The Leagues)
Numbers don’t lie: French Ligue 1 outgrew Italian Serie A as Europe’s fourth largest league. Premier League seems unlikely to catch up to Bundesliga, while Turkey, Ukraine and Scotland are down.
New design: Barcelona’s second stadium revealed
Camp Nou’s youngest brother was revealed. New Mini Estadi at FC Barcelona’s training complex will be the embodiment of “Blaugrana” colours.
10+ Ranking: Here are the best European clubs by attendance
There are 229 clubs in Europe enjoying on average 10,000 spectators and more. We list all of them to show the Continent’s most magnetic teams. Some fanbases really deserve praise for their participation, right Rangers/Portsmouth?
Barcelona: Socios vote for Camp Nou revamp
Over 37,000 shareholders of FC Barcerlona yesterday voted on the future of Camp Nou. Vast majority, over 72%, chose to support the proposed redevelopment. Naming rights deal was also approved.
Barcelona: Qatar Camp Nou? Sponsor very likely
In exactly one month from today the vote one Camp Nou is planned. Depending on outcome, the stadium may get its first ever corporate rebranding. Naming rights deal would be crucial in securing the funds to deliver the proposed upgrade.
Finances: Matchday revenue top 20
It may be a global report, but only European clubs from six countries were able to reach the top 20 list of richest football teams. Each of them earns well over €100 million per year with a fifth of that revenue coming from stadium matchday use.
Barcelona: Camp Nou empty during Copa del Rey games
This year's attendance for domestic cup games is almost twice lower than last season's. Yesterday only 38,505 people watched Barcelona bear Real Sociedad in the semi-final of Copa del Rey.
Barcelona: Camp Nou up for expansion, no new stadium
Europe's largest stadium will be redeveloped by 2021. The board of directors unanimously rejected the option of building a brand new stadium. It proved too expensive, but Camp Nou's revamp will also require a huge effort!
Barcelona: Giant necropolis under Camp Nou?
Whether at the revamped Camp Nou or completely new stadium, there will be room for 30,000 urns for those wanting to 'bond for eternity' with FCB. This is expected to be the world's largest stadium-based cemetery.
Barcelona: New stadium’s required land not for sale?
Despite Monday’s announcement that FC Barcelona contemplates moving to a new stadium nearby, it seems that option hasn’t been on the table so far. University of Barcelona who own the land for potential development aren’t selling it and weren’t even approached by the club.