Camp Nou

  • FC Barcelona matches
  • European Football Championship 1964
  • Final Europe Cup Winners' Cup 1971/72
  • Final Europe Cup Winners' Cup 1981/82
  • Football World Cup 1982
  • Final European Cup of Champions 1988/89
  • Finals of the football tournament of the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Final UEFA Champions League 1998/99

The stadium Camp Nou [ nɔu̯ came ] also the Nou Camp (, New playing field '), is a pure football stadium in Barcelona. It was inaugurated in 1957 and has since been used by FC Barcelona as a home ground. Until 2000, the stadium, the term Estadi del Futbol Club Barcelona was officially ( FC Barcelona Stadium ). It offers 99 354 spectators and is the largest football stadium in Europe. The stadium is by UEFA in the Category 4: arranged and is the largest club stadium in the world (up to 2010 Elite Stadium ).



The Spanish league title in 1948 and 1949 and the signing of László Kubala led the club's management to plan the construction of a new stadium. The capacity of the old stadium, the Les Corts, was no longer big enough seating 60,000 people. After more than three years of construction, Camp Nou was officially opened on 24 September 1957. The opening ceremony began with a Mass was sung in Handel's " Hallelujah" in chorus. Man blessed the stadium on behalf of Saint Mary of Montserrat and opened the stadium with an opening match between FC Barcelona and the Polish giants Legia Warsaw. Saw a 4-2 victory for the Catalans to the 90,000 fans. On the occasion of the opening of the stadium, the Catalan poet wrote Josep Maria de Sagarra a sonnet called " Blaugrana ", from the Josep Badia and Adolf Cabane composed a stadium anthem. During the performance on the opening day 10,000 pigeons were released and 1,800 fans formed a circle around the Catalan national dance Sardana dance. The stadium was financed at that time by the fan clubs, called Penyes. Already in the 1940s, organized former players and fans of FC Barcelona and these groups than the cost of the Nou Camp Stadium continued to rise, helped the Penyes to finance it.


On the occasion of the discharged Spain 1982 World Cup was in 1980 again extended by an upper tier and then summed up 120,000 viewers. Safety provisions of the UEFA allowed the capacity but shrink back to the current official capacity. 1994 they built from the lower ranks.

In addition to the World Cup matches from 1982 Camp Nou was also the venue for the Champions League final in 1999, Bayern Munich defeated in the Manchester United by two goals in injury time 2-1.



As the FC Barcelona on 18 September 2007 reported on its website, the Camp Nou to be rebuilt according to the plans of the British architect Norman Foster. The modernization of the 1957 built Arena includes a general all-round canopy and an increase in capacity from 99,000 to 105,000 spectators and is around 600 million euro cost. The stadium is to be increased comfort and makes the car. Since 2010, the project is on hold due to high costs. Sandro Rosell club president, who took up the renovation of the Camp Nou in his election program declared in December 2010 that the first reconstruction of the sports arena Palau Blaugrana own priority. In January 2014, the project was resumed and should be completed in the years 2017-2021.

Stadium complex

Near the Camp Nou is the mini Estadi, which was built in 1982 and serves as the home of the reserve team. For more complex include a ball game hall, the Palau Blaugrana, the sections basketball, handball, futsal, and roller hockey, as well as an ice rink.

The so-called La Masia, a farmhouse from the 18th century, is located right next to the stadium. It housed 1979-2011 the youth academy of FC Barcelona.

Integrated in the stadium is the FC Barcelona Museum. Also located in the stadium a Catholic chapel, in which the players can pray in front of a black Madonna on game days.


To get a season ticket for the Camp Nou, you have to be a club member and be registered on a waiting list. The FC Barcelona has over 170,000 paying members, 9,500 members of which were in October 2010 on this list. As each year about 225 places will be free, the estimated waiting time is thus 42 years.

The stadium can be visited. The stadium tour, called the " Camp Nou Experience " begins in the club museum and then performs different areas of the stadium.

Barcelona's Ultras, the Boixos Nois (, boxwood boys ') [NB 1], have officially banned from stadiums since 2003.

On November 17, 1982 Pope John Paul II visited the Camp Nou and preached to 120,000 faithful. It was tendered him a membership at FC Barcelona.


Camp Nou on March 5, 2011 at the match FC Barcelona vs. Real Zaragoza

Pictures of Camp Nou