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Camp Nou – Barcelona – The Stadium Guide

Key facts

Club: FC Barcelona | Opening: 1957 | Capacity: 99,354 seats

History and description

Camp Nou was built between 1954 and 1957, and officially opened on the 24th of September 1957 with a match between FC Barcelona and a selection of players from the city of Warsaw.

The stadium replaced Barcelona’s previous ground Camp de les Corts, which, though it could hold 60,000 supporters, was still too small for the growing support of the club.

Camp Nou initially consisted of two tiers that could hold 93,000 spectators. It was first called Estadi del FC Barcelona, but got soon referred to as Camp Nou.

The stadium was, together with Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, playing venue of the Euro 1964 Championships. It hosted the semi-final between the Soviet Union and Denmark (3-0), and the match for third place between Hungary and the same Denmark (3-1).

The stadium 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).

Camp Nou got expanded with a third tier for the 1982 World Cup, which raised capacity to 120,000 places. During the World Cup, it hosted the opening match between Belgium and Argentina (1-0), three matches in the second group stage, and the semi-final between Italy and Poland (2-0).

In 1989, Camp Nou hosted the European Cup final between AC Milan and FC Steaua (4-0), which was followed in 1999 by the Champions League final between Manchester United and FC Bayern (2-1).

In the early 1990s, Barcelona started converting various standing areas into seating, which reduced capacity, though additional seats were created by lowering the pitch.

Until the late 1990s, Camp Nou still had some standing areas at the top of the third tier, but these were finally eliminated, reducing capacity to just below 100,000.

In contrast to the Bernabéu, Camp Nou has changed relatively little since its inauguration and lacks many of the modern facilities common in most stadiums these days. For the last decade, Barcelona have therefore been investigating either redeveloping Camp Nou, or even building a completely new stadium.

In the mid 2000s, the club presented plans for a renovated Camp Nou, designed by Norman Foster, but a lack of funding prevented realisation. The club next started studying a move to a new stadium, but finally decided in 2014 to redevelop the current stadium.

The redevelopment will entail the reconstruction of the first tier resulting 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. The resulting capacity will be slightly higher at a little over 105,000 seats. Works are planned to start in 2017 and gradually performed over four seasons to finish in 2021.

(photos of the present Camp Nou below)

How to get to Camp Nou

Camp Nou is located in the east of Barcelona, at about 5 kilometres from Barcelona’s historic city centre. The stadium is part of a sports complex that also includes Barcelona’s Mini Estadi.

The stadium is easy to reach by metro. Various stations lie close to the stadium and from all of them it takes an approximate 10-minute walk to reach the stadium.

From Barcelona’s city centre one can take metro line 3. Take the metro in the direction of Zona Universitària and get off at station Les Corts. The next two stations, Maria Cristina and Palau Reial, are equal alternatives. The journey from the centre takes about 25 minutes.

If coming from the area around the Sagrada Familia, one can take metro line 5. Take the metro in the direction of Cornellà Centre and get off at station Badal or Collblanc.

If arriving by car from the Ronda da Dalt (the motorway that runs west of Barcelona), take exit 11 and follow the Avenida Diagonal (B-23) toward the city. Keep right on the Avenida Diagonal (right of the tram tracks) and after almost two kilometres turn right onto the Calle de Sabino Arana (follow the FC Barcelona signs). Follow the bend to the left (don’t take the tunnel), and turn right onto the Gran Via de Carlos III. Follow for a few hundred metres and turn right onto the Travesía de las Cortes. After another few hundred metres you will see the stadium on your right.

If coming from the A-2 (west), take the B-23 into the city, which will automatically flow into the Avenida Diagonal.

Address: Calle Arístides Mallol 12, 08028 Barcelona

Eat, drink, and sleep near Camp Nou

Camp Nou is situated in a rather dense urban area (especially toward the east and south), and one can therefore find the typical local Spanish bars and restaurants in the vicinity of the stadium.

The options pale, however, in comparison with what can be found in the centre, which is a short metro ride away. Most eating and drinking in Barcelona is centered in the historic centre (Gothic Quarter, El Born, and Raval), and there is more nightlife in the nearby beach and port areas.

There is a wide selection of hotels, hostels, and rental apartments in the area around Camp Nou. Most are the typical tourist hotels and reasonably affordable.

Hotel NH Rallye overlooks the stadium and gets good reviews. Hotel Madanis and Hotel Madanis Liceo come in a similar price category of between €60.00 and €80.00 per night. Hotel Catalonia Rigoletto and Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel are more luxuruous alternatives, whereas Hotel L’Alguer is somewhat more basic, and hence cheaper.

Click here for an overview of hotels near Camp Nou. There are also many hotels near Plaça d’Espanya, which is on both metro lines 3 and 5, and of course in Barcelona’s historic centre.

FC Barcelona Tickets

Tickets for Barcelona games can be bought online, through the official website or Ticketmaster, at the ticket windows (taquillas) of Camp Nou, or through any of the other sales outlets, which include the local tourist offices and club stores. There are club stores on the Carrer de Provença 439 near the Sagrada Familia, on Plaça de Catalunya, and Maremagnum shopping centre in Barcelona’s city centre.

If tickets remain, these can be bought at the ticket windows of the stadium on the day of the match (near gate 9). Barcelona sell out very few games per season, typically only El Clasico and high-profile Champions League matches.

Tickets for El Clasico can only be bought by club members, and to get these you therefore need to search on the secondary market or use one of the many licensed agencies. The likes of viagogo and Ticketbis offer lots of choice and tend to be reliable, though needless to say that prices are high. Their prices for regular matches tend to be more competitive though, and can even be cheaper than face value so offer an alternative for the official route.

Ticket prices depend on the opponent as Barcelona have divided their home games into multiple different pricing categories. For a typical match, expect to pay between €50.00 and €70.00 for a top tier seat behind the goal, between €60.00 and €110.00 for a lower tier seat behind the goal or upper tier seat on the long sides, and between €110. 00 and €200.00 for the better seats on the sides.

Prices will be even higher for some games, including, El Clasico and later stage Champions League games, and can be lower for a few low-profile games and Copa del Rey games.

Camp Nou stadium tours

Barcelona offer self-guided stadium tours, called the Camp Nou Experience, which include a walk through the stadium with audio guide and access to the Barcelona museum. Private guides are available against additional payment. The Camp Nou Experience typically takes between 90 and 120 minutes.

The tour opens Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm (half an hour to an hour longer in the summer months) and on Sundays until 2:30 pm (all day in the summer months).

There are no tours on the day of a match and there is limited access the day before a Champions League match. The tour costs €24.50, which includes the museum.

No reservations are required for groups of under 20 people, but they can still be made online. For more information call +34 93 496 36 00 (902 1899 00 from Spain) or email [email protected].

Photos of Camp Nou

Relevant Internet links – Official website of FC Barcelona. – Official tourism website for the city of Barcelona. – Barcelona public transport information and journey planner.

Camp Nou Football Stadium in Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

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Camp Nou is a football stadium known to be the home of FC Barcelona since 1957. It has a seating capacity of nearly 100,000 people and is considered as the largest stadium in Spain. The stadium offers museum and stadium tours and also has facilities like an ice skating rink that is open to the public.

View from inside Camp Nou Football Stadium

Book your Camp Nou Experience tickets online to avoid the queues

Click to book your tickets online for fast track entry to the Camp Nou Experience tour at Barcelona FC Stadium

Location map showing the walking routes to Camp Nou Football Stadium from the nearest metro stops.

 Alguer Nou Hotel

Badal Metro

 NH Stadium Hotel


Camp Nou Football Stadium
Aristides Maillol

Maria Cristina Metro

Collblanc Metro

Les Corts Metro

BSM Tanatori Les Corts Car Park

Ronda Park Car Park

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Below you will find the address, nearest metro stations, parking, opening hours and telephone number of the stadium.

Camp Nou Football Stadium
Aristides Maillol
08028 Barcelona, España.

Tel: +34 90 218 9900

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The FC Barcelona museum and stadium tour is one of the most popular tours in Barcelona. Read our detailed guide to ensure you make the most of the Camp Nou Experience tour.

How to get to Camp Nou Football Stadium

Metro: Collblanc (Blue Line, L5)

Hop on hop off sightseeing tourist bus stop

Nearest stop for Barcelona FC Camp Nou stadium is “Camp Nou (FC Barcelona)” with the “hop on hop off” sightseeing bus

Public bus

Estadi del Futbol Club Barcelona: 75
Les Corts / Arizala: H8
Mini-Estadi / Palau Blaugrana: 113

Car parking

Car parking near Camp Nou Football Stadium (FC Barcelona)

Luggage Storage

Click to see luggage/bag storage facility near FC Barcelona Camp Nou Stadium

Book your Camp Nou Experience tickets online to avoid the queues

Click to book your tickets online for fast track entry to the Camp Nou Experience tour at Barcelona FC Stadium

Entrance fee: €28. 00

Opening hours:

Month Day Time
01 January Sunday Closed
02 January – 31 March Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday 10:00 – 15:00
01 April – 31 May Monday – Sunday 09:30 – 19:00
17 October – 31 December Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday 10:00 – 15:00
25 December Monday Closed

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Loan for 35 years and moving to the Olympic Stadium. How Barcelona will rebuild the Camp Nou

The Camp Nou renovation should be completed during the 2025/26 season / David Ramos / Getty Images

Barcelona announced the renovation of the Camp Nou – work should begin this summer . The home stadium of the Catalan club was opened in 1957, and since then it has been renovated only twice. During this time, the arena has become so dilapidated that it has become dangerous for fans. “Vedomosti. Sport” studied the reconstruction plan to understand what awaits the fans of “Barcelona” in the future.

Life-threatening football

Camp Nou was last rebuilt in 1998 when the stadium’s capacity was reduced from 120,000 to 99,000 spectators due to a new UEFA rule requiring all seats in the arena to be equipped armchairs. In order to minimize the loss in numbers, the level of the field had to be lowered.

The need for a larger reconstruction of the stadium was discussed in the early 2000s. And in 2007 an international competition was announced to find an architect. Of the 80 applications, the most successful, according to the bosses of Barça, was the application of the company Fosters and Partners, known for the construction of Wembley. Work was scheduled to start in 2009but due to financial problems they had to be postponed indefinitely.

In 2016, talk about the reconstruction of the Camp Nou resumed with renewed vigor. Two years later, the club presented a large-scale project Espai Barca, according to which not only the stadium, but also the space around it had to change. According to experts, about 600 million euros had to be spent on the implementation of these plans. The club’s bosses planned to conclude a profitable deal on the naming of the future arena, and take part of the funds on credit. They were going to finish the work by 2021. As a result, by this moment they had not even begun.

At the same time, postponing the reconstruction became simply dangerous. In October 2021, La Vanguardia published an investigation into the condition of the arena. It turned out that 127 violations requiring immediate intervention were identified at the stadium, 44 of which posed a threat to the lives of fans. The leadership, headed by Josep Bartomeu, did not take any action. Moreover, from spring 2019 to autumn 2020, 21 matches were played at Camp Nou without any restrictions on spectators. The situation with the reconstruction began to change only with the arrival of Joan Laporta.

1.5 billion on credit

The 2018 project was redesigned and presented in October 2021. Laporta said that since 2014, 145 million euros have been spent on various repairs at the Camp Nou, but only 5% of planned work. This indicated a complete discrepancy between the initial budget and the final costs, so the Espai Barca project had to be finalized and adapted to modern realities. The initial investment was estimated at 1.5 billion euros: 900 million were allocated for the reconstruction of the Camp Nou, 420 million for the Palau Blaugrana, the Barça basketball and handball arena. Another 100 million euros should be spent on the arrangement of the Barcelona campus and its environs, 60 million on urban planning (including the metro), the remaining 20 million on possible improvements to the Johan Cruyff stadium.

At the same time, according to the project creators, after the construction is completed, Espai Barca will be able to bring the club about 200 million euros annually.

The financing project was first approved by the Barcelona General Assembly: 405 people voted in favor, 21 voted against, and six abstained. Later, in a referendum where all members of the club received the right to vote, the decision was supported by 48,623 representatives of Barca – 87.8% of the total.

Barcelona President Joan Laporta promised to report regularly on progress at the Camp Nou /EPA

Laporta promised that the construction would be as transparent as possible, and he is ready to personally account for every euro. “You will be informed about everything. You will see what the money is spent on, how the work is done and what percentage is spent. We believe that this should be done. We should get the finances back on track and, above all, club members should be given timely information about every euro invested in every type of work.”

The project will be financed by borrowing: the club took out a loan of 1.5 billion euros from Goldman Sachs. The agreement provides for repayment of the debt within 35 years, but the first payment will be made no earlier than five years after the completion of construction.

The third stadium in the world

The project involves the construction of an entire sports cluster, the main center of which is Camp Nou. Parks and sports facilities will be built in the open spaces around the stadium, a skating rink, a Sports Palace for professional sections, offices, a hotel, a shop and a museum will appear nearby.

The stadium itself is planned to be turned into a state-of-the-art facility that will also meet environmental requirements. The roof will be made sliding, and solar panels will be installed along its perimeter, a 360-degree screen will appear inside the bowl. Improve vehicle security and access control, and take advantage of the opportunities offered by 5G. They will also increase the number of VIP boxes and places for receiving guests.

And most importantly, they will increase the capacity to 105,000 people. This will make Camp Nou the third largest stadium in the world. In the first place is the Indian “Narendra” (132,000), in the second – the North Korean “May First Stadium” (114,000).

Move to Montjuïc

The club president suggested that Barcelona could move to the Johan Cruyff Stadium, built in 2019 for the reserve and women’s teams, during the active renovation phase. He proposed a massive plan to increase the number of seats in the arena from 6,000 to 40,000, but the experts explained that it would not work.

Laporta then offered two alternatives: to play at the Olympic Stadium, located on Montjuïc, or to stay at the Camp Nou and continue hosting matches there during renovations. The management decided that they would take advantage of both proposals.

Barcelona will play at Camp Nou next season at 100% capacity. At the first stage, all work will be focused on the first and second tiers, technological aspects and exterior finish, and this will not interfere with the matches. The plans include the demolition of an additional structure on the south stand, where the medical center was located, general restoration work, anti-carbonization and waterproofing of the stands, as well as the installation of a new telecommunications system. The demolition of the third tier was postponed for a year for two reasons. The first is that the club would then have to play with 50% capacity next season, which would lead to a significant drop in matchday revenue. The second is the unstable situation in the world. In an interview with El Periodico, Laporta said that Barcelona’s plans were influenced by events in Ukraine.

“We have found that materials have increased in price by 25%, and further increases are predicted,” said the club president. “We need to talk to Goldman Sachs, who have been working with investors financing the €1.5bn Espai Barca project. We have to rethink everything. Do not forget what is happening in the world. This situation [in Ukraine] has a huge economic impact.

During construction, Barcelona will have to move to the Olympic Stadium /Wikimedia

A year later, if the planned demolition of the third tier does take place, Barça will move to the Olympic Stadium, also known as Luis Companys, for the season. It was the main stadium of the Olympics-1992, which was held in Barcelona, ​​and from 1997 to 2009 was Espanyol’s home arena. In addition, the final of the Spanish Cup was held there nine times, friendly matches of the national team seven times, three times Andorra held qualifying matches for Euro 2000/2008 and the 2010 World Cup. Recently, Louis Companys has been hosting concerts more often. Muse, Metallica, The Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses, U2, Prodigy, and others have performed here. Concerts of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Iron Maiden are planned for the summer at the stadium.

The club has been negotiating with the city council for several months to arrange a temporary move. Some small improvements were discussed, such as resurfacing the turf, refurbishing the locker rooms and the VIP area. According to El Pais, the season at the Olympic Stadium will cost Barcelona 20 million euros.

The stadium has a capacity of 60,000 spectators, which is an order of magnitude lower than the number of season ticket holders – their number is estimated at 85,000. Laporta said that the club plans to introduce a rotation system to ensure access to all season ticket holders. For example, one of the options is to apply for every match, as was the case during the coronavirus restrictions.

Barcelona plans to return to the Camp Nou in the 2024/25 season. Repair work will still continue, but the team will be able to play matches with 50% capacity. The final completion of the reconstruction is planned during the 2025/26 season.

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