Camp Nou is the home stadium of FC Barcelona since its completion in 1957.Before you visit Barcelona, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
With a seating capacity of 99,354, it is the largest stadium in Spain and Europe, and the second largest association football stadium in the world in terms of capacity. It has hosted two European Cup/Champions League finals in 1989 and 1999, five matches including the opening game of the 1982 FIFA World Cup and the football competition final at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
ConstructionThe construction of Camp Nou started on 28 March 1954 as Barcelona's previous stadium, Camp de Les Corts, had no room for expansion. Although originally planned to be called "Estadi del FC Barcelona", the more popular name "Camp Nou" was used. The June 1950 signing of László Kubala, regarded as one of Barcelona's greatest players, provided further impetus to the construction of a larger stadium.
The architects were Francesc Mitjans and Josep Soteras, with the collaboration of Lorenzo García-Barbón.
Early years and the 1982 World CupIn May 1972, Camp Nou hosted its first European Cup Winners' Cup final between Rangers and Dynamo Moscow. Rangers won the match with a score of 3–2. The 1970s marked a turning point for Barcelona with the signing of a new player, Johan Cruyff, in 1973. Electronic scoreboards were installed in the stadium two years later.
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Two days after watching Barca beat Getafe we returned to have a proper look around the stadium with a guided tour. The signposting for the tour wasn't great but we got there with plenty of time to... more »
Guided tour helps you make the most of this. Well worth seeing, learn so much about the club and how it works with the community. There’s loads to see and do. There are a lot of steps so just make.... more »
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