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Camp Nou Stadium

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Camp Nou Stadium is one of the largest stadiums in Spain with a seating capacity of 99,354 seats. It was back in 1957 when this stadium was opened for spectators. Since then, it has also been the home stadium of FC Barcelona. The stadium is well known for hosting two European Cup/Champions League finals in 1989 and 1999. 

Camp Nou Stadium

Not only that, It has also hosted several other championships such as two European Cup Winners’ Cup finals, four Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final games, five UEFA Super Cup games, four Copa del Rey finals, and a whopping twenty-one Supercopa de España finals.

Talking about the FIFA World Cup, this stadium hosted five matches in the year 1982 including the opening game, two out of four matches at the 1964 European Nations’ Cup, and the football tournament’s final at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

History of the Stadium

Talking about the history of Camp Nou Stadium, it was built somewhere around 1954 to 1957. But it was on 24th of September 1957 when this stadium was opened for the first time ever. The match that first took place here was a match between FC Barcelona and a selection of players from the city of Warsaw.

Earlier this stadium was known as the Camp de les Corts which came with a seating capacity of 60,000 seats. This was a really small number of seats for the growing support of the club. Camp Nou Stadium generally consists of two tiers that had a capacity of almost 93,000 spectators. Earlier, It was first called Estadi del FC Barcelona, but was soon referred to as Camp Nou.

This stadium hosted one of the biggest matches in history such as the semi-final between the Soviet Union and Denmark (3-0), and the match for third place between Hungary and Denmark (3-1). It also hosted two Cup Winners’ Cup finals in the following decades, the first in 1972 between Glasgow Rangers and Dynamo Moscow (3-2), and the second in 1982 between Barcelona and Standard de Liège (2-1)

Back in 1990, Barcelona decided to convert all their standing areas into seating ones which in turn lessened the capacity, though additional seats were created by lowering the pitch. Before 1900’s Camp Nou had some of the standing area at the top of the third tier, but all of this was removed which reduced the capacity to just below 100,000.

When compared to Bernabeu, Camp Nou Stadium has changed a lot as several modern facilities have made their way to this stadium. Talking about the last decade, Barcelona have been thinking about either redeveloping Camp Nou, or maybe building a completely new stadium.

Moving on to the 2000s, the club worked towards renovating the Camp Nou Stadium. This time it was designed by the maestro Norman Foster but due to some lack of funding, things didn’t go according to the plan. After some time the club next started studying a move to a new stadium, but finally decided in 2014 to redevelop the current stadium.

Recent Developments

Camp Nou Stadium

Talking about the recent developments, they have decided to reconstruct the first tier of the stadium. This will result in a steeper tier with better views, the extension of the top tier over the whole of the stadium, the construction of a roof to cover all seats, and expansions and improvements to the interior of the stadium aimed at providing better facilities. With this reconstruction, there will be an increase in the number of seats to 105,000. This reconstruction work started in the year 2017 which is now expected to be completed by the end of 2021.   

Location Details and Address

Camp Nou

Address: C. d’Arístides Maillol, 12, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

Ways To Get To The Stadium

Camp Nou Stadium is located  in the east of Barcelona which is about 5 kilometers away from Barcelona’s historic city centre. This particular stadium is a part of the sports complex that also consists of Barcelona’s Mini Estadi.

If you’re someone who is interested in taking a metro, then there are several stadiums that you could hop on. These stations are just a 10-minute walk to reach the stadium. All you’ve gotta do is to take the metro line 3 from Barcelona city. 

Next you can take the metro in the direction of Zona Universitària and then get off at station Les Corts. The next two stations, Maria Cristina and Palau Reial, are equal alternatives. Your journey would take just about 25 minutes.

If you’re coming from the area near Sagrada Familia, then take metro line 5. Take the metro in the direction of Cornellà Centre and get off at station Badal or Collblanc. Suppose, you’re coming from the A-2 (west), take the B-23 into the city, which will automatically flow into the Avenida Diagonal.

Hotel Near The Stadium

Hotel Madanis

4-star hotel

Carrer de la Riera Blanca, 10, 08903 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

+34 934 47 00 06

Arya Stadium Hotel 

3-star hotel

Carrer de Sants, 383, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

+34 931 31 75 00

Hotel NH Barcelona Stadium

4-star hotel

Travessera de les Corts, 150-152, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

+34 933 39 90 50

Hotel Madanis Liceo

3-star hotel

Carrer Francesc Layret, 2, 08903 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

+34 934 47 00 06

Hotel NH Collection Barcelona Constanza

Carrer de Déu i Mata, 69-99, 08029 Barcelona, Spain

+34 932 81 15 00

SmartRoom Hotel

2-star hotel

Eco-certified

Carrer d’Olzinelles, 56-58, 08014 Barcelona, Spai

+34 934 31 18 64

Senator Barcelona Spa Hotel

4-star hotel

Carrer del Cardenal Reig, 11, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

+34 932 60 99 00

Hotel Alguer Camp Nou

2-star hotel

Passatge de Pere Rodríguez, 20, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

+34 936 81 73 44

Catalonia Rigoletto

4-star hotel

Carrer de Sabino Arana, 22, 24, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

+34 933 39 19 99

Arenas Atiram Hotel Barcelona

4-star hotel

Carrer del Capità Arenas, 20, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

+34 932 80 03 03

Conclusion

Camp Nou Stadium being one of the largest Stadiums in Europe is highly loved among people. A number of spectators come here every day to enjoy some amazing nail biting matches. Now that match has been reconstructed, it will again attract spectators from all over the world.

We hope this blog has provided you with all the information regarding the Camp Nou stadium. If you have any questions regarding the blog, please feel free to write in the comments.

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