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Camp Nou facts – interesting trivia about Barcelona FC stadium



Who doesn’t know Camp Nou, the home stadium of FC Barcelona? Everyone does.

However, there are some Camp Nou facts which not all know.

For decades rival teams have arrived at Camp Nou only to lose their matches and go back home.

That is the magic of FC Barcelona, one of the most popular outfits in European football.

After all little genius Lionel Messi plays for them!

This Spanish football club and it’s home stadium is so popular that there is a Camp Nou Experience tour built around it.

Almost 2 million tourists attend this tour in Barcelona, annually.

If you love FC Barcelona or Barca as its also known as you may want to try this self-guided tour of the Camp Nou stadium and its Museum.

You can walk through the museum, the trophy room, the changing room used by the players, the press room, the VIP stands, and of course the Camp Nou stadium.

Check out interesting facts about Barcelona FC’s stadium.

1. Camp Nou means ‘The New Stadium’

The word Camp Nou literally translates into ‘New Stadium’.

This stadium is, in fact, a new stadium built to replace the first stadium called the ‘Les Corts’ which had become too small to seat the Barcelona fans.

2. One player’s popularity resulted in Camp Nou

Ladislao Kubala was the member of the successful Barcelona Football club. In his career, he scored 194 goals in 256 appearances. Image:

Legendary Spanish footballer Ladislao Kubala was the reason why Camp Nou had to be built.

When the crowd to watch him play kept on growing, Les Corts just couldn’t accommodate all the fans.

After all, he was first FC Barcelona star of the 1950´s.

The club tried to extend Les Corts many times but after the capacity reached 60,000 they had to plan a new stadium.

3. Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe

Seat capacity wise, Camp Nou is still (in 2019) the largest stadium in Europe.

With a 98,000 seat capacity, this stadium is indeed a spectacle in its own rights.

The Camp Nou Experience tour will let you enjoy the view of this colossal stadium from the player’s dugouts and the press box (this facility is unavailable on the match days).

4. Camp Nou was built in three years

It took around 3 years (1954 to 1957) to complete this stadium.

Camp Nou was inaugurated on 24th of September, 1957 coinciding the date with the very popular Catalan festival known as the festival of Mercé.

Since then this stadium and the club has become an integral part of Catalan culture and identity.

5. FC Barcelona won its first match at Camp Nou

No surprise in this Camp Nou fact.

The first game played in this stadium was comfortably won by team Barcelona, against a Warsaw Select XI by a margin of 4 goals to 2.

Later that year Camp Nou hosted its first official match against Real Jaén and the home team won by a huge margin of 6 goals to 1.

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6. Spain won its only soccer Olympic Gold here

It isn’t just FC Barcelona which has made Camp Nou its hunting ground.

The Spanish football team beat Poland 3-2 in the final of the Olympics football tournament to win their only Olympic Gold so far.

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7. Camp Nou’s grass is always changed

The huge roof of the Camp Nou stadium prevents the sun rays from reaching the grass and that is why it requires constant care and change.

However, in 2016 they moved to hybrid grass – which combines natural grass with synthetic fibers to provide optimum stability.

Here is a time lapse video of how the Stadium’s grass is laid out:


All the trophies won can be seen by the fans

It is true that fans of Barcelona FC can see all the trophies won by the football club over the years.

All you have to do is book the Camp Nou Experience tour.

During the tour, you can see the 22 League trophies and 4 Champions League trophies on display in the Museum.

The Golden Boots and Ballon D’ors won by Messi are also available for the fans to see.

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9. FC Barcelona fans are called ‘Cules’ or ‘Asses’

Yes, that’s right. ‘Cules’ in Spanish means ‘asses.’

Legend has it that during the matches in Barca’s first stadium Les Corts, the outsiders could see only the backsides of the spectators in the top-most tier.

With only their backsides visible, they named the Barca fans ‘Cules’ meaning ‘Asses.’

10. Camp Nou is as Catalan as can be

The motto of the club “Mes que un Club” translates to ‘More than a Club’ and over the years it has become a symbol of Catalan nationalism.

Just to bring you up to speed, Catalonia wants to break away from rest of Spain and form its own country.

However, Spain doesn’t want this to happen.

That’s why even waving of the Catalan flag is considered a sign of protest and is banned.

The club arena is one of the rare places in entire Spain where Catalan can be freely spoken and Catalan flag can be waved at will.

11. At one point Camp Nou could seat 120,000

The 1982 Football World Cup was held in Spain.

Camp Nou was one of the stadiums where the matches were scheduled.

In order to seat the maximum, its capacity was extended to 120,000 seats in the year 1980.

After the World Cup was over, thanks to restrictions imposed by UEFA the capacity had to be reduced to 98,000.

12. Camp Nou has a 5-star safety rating

Even though Camp Nou is 48 meters high, 250 meters long and 220 meters wide and can seat 98 thousand people, it can be evacuated in five minutes.

That’s why this massive stadium has been given a 5-star safety rating.

13. Spanish style Tiki-Taka was mastered at Camp Nou

Dutch-born Johann Cruyff – one of the most famous Barca players and managers triggered the Tiki-Taka style of play.

After him, the managers who followed him carried on the style which would eventually result in Spain winning the World Cup in 2010.

This whole tiki-taka philosophy of football was thought of and mastered at Camp Nou.

14. Legendary artist Joan Miro was a Barca fan

Miro’s artwork that forms the basis for a lot of Barcelona FC’s visuals now a days. Image:

Believe it or not, the great Spanish artist Miro was an FC Barcelona fan along with many other Spanish legends.

However, the reason Miro deserves a mention in this list of Camp Nou facts is because of a wonderful lithograph which is displayed at the club.

The painting is bound to catch the attention of all art-lovers going on the Camp Nou Experience tour.

15. Camp Nou is getting bigger

While camp Nou is the biggest stadium in Europe, when it comes to world rankings it is behind Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Since the Maracana stadium can seat 120,000 spectators Camp Nou is planning a 300 Million Euros upgrade which will increase their capacity to 130,000 spectators.

This will make Camp Nou the largest football stadium in the World.

16. Camp Nou is owned by its members

Did you know that FC Barcelona is one of the few clubs in the world which is owned by its members?

This means, Camp Nou isn’t owned by a trust or an organization – it is owned by a group of individuals.

140,000 Barca members, to be precise.

17. Home games at Camp Nou aren’t popular with locals

Even though Barcelona is the world’s second most valuable football club, its home games don’t draw much local attention.

The matches at Camp Nou excite only a few of the locals and most prefer to watch them in Clubs and pubs.

Most of the spectators who come in to watch football matches in Camp Nou are tourists visiting Barcelona.

Because of the high demand from tourists, the ticket prices have gone up beyond the reach of most of the local population.

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What to Expect at an FC Barcelona Match •


FC Barcelona is one of the best futbol (soccer) teams in the world, and seeing them play at their home stadium, Camp Nou, was at the top of our list of things to do while visiting Barcelona. Camp Nou stadium is the largest stadium in Europe with a capacity of 99,354 people, making a Barca match more like a city-wide holiday as opposed to a game. Our tour guide in Monserrat told us “Barcelona’s biggest sport is basketball and our religion is futbol.” She wasn’t lying.

Keep reading to discover what to expect when you attend an FC Barcelona game at Camp Nou Stadium. How to get there, tips for visiting, where to buy tickets and more.

A few years ago, I was visiting my sister in Buenos Aires during a time when one of the local futbol teams lost, causing them to drop to a lower division. The city was in outrage. There were riots in the street, grown men were literally bawling their eyes out on live TV. At one point the rioters attempted to lock the opposing team’s fans in the stadium.. and then burn it to the ground.

I have an affinity for passionate people and even though I’m not a huge soccer fan, I have been dying to attend attend a proper futbol game.


All the seats in Camp Nou Stadium are held by season ticket holders. For every home game, ticket holders decide whether to attend the match or allow their seat to be sold to the general public. As an incentive to free their seats, they are given 50% of the ticket sale price.

Season ticket holders generally start releasing their seats 10-14 days before the match. It is highly recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance, as they are in high demand. We didn’t know this and we were looking for tickets 2 days before the match. By this time there were very few seats together, the best ones were gone and the cheapest ticket options were also sold out.


La Liga is Spain’s the top division futbol league. These games are played between 20 different teams from all over Spain. The exact date and times for La Liga games are announced around 10-15 days before the match.

The UCL is the UEFA Champions League and these games are played by teams and leagues from across Europe. The exact dates and times for these games are announced the same day as the draw. If the game is being held at Camp Nou, it should start around 8:45PM.


Ticket prices vary greatly, depending on the type of game, the opponent, and where you would like to sit within the stadium. Prices range from €35-€200.

The best option for purchasing FC Barcelona tickets is online, through the official website. The stadium accepts mobile tickets, so you don’t even a printer. You can also buy tickets via Ticketmaster.


Purchasing tickets in person can be more expensive but if you’d prefer to do it this way make sure it is through an official vendor. You can purchase tickets in person at the following locations:

-The Box Office at Camp Nou Stadium
-The Tourist Information Office at Plaza Catalunya
-Official FC Barcelona stores throughout Barcelona.


As you make your way to the stadium, it feels as if the whole city is traveling with you. People are excited and the crowd is lively. When you exit the metro (instructions on how to get to Camp Nou at the bottom of this post) you’ll be shuffled toward the stadium with a crowd of thousands of people. Once you scan your ticket at the entrance, you will walk up what feels like a million concrete stairs to your seat. It’s pretty self explanatory and there are employees around to guide you if you need assistance.

During the game, I was surprised at how quiet the crowd was but maybe we didn’t pick the most exciting game? There was a cheering section near the field that chanted, stomped and sang throughout the entire game. It kept the crowd’s energy up and made the atmosphere fun for everybody. Even though the crowd spent most of their time intently watching the game, every so often the announcer would say something in Spanish about Messi and every would go wild, jumping to their feet, bowing and singing to the star player.

We were about as high up as you can get at Camp Nou so it was hard to see the faces of the players, but the birds eye view actually really cool. From that high above the game, you can see just how in sync the players are with each other. It was incredible to watch.


As we were watching the game, we noticed very few people drinking beer which seemed unusual to us, as alcohol and sports seem to go hand in hand at home. Maybe FC Barcelona fans are so passionate they want to watch the match sober so they don’t miss anything?

We decided to be the odd ones out and Nick ran down to get two beers. It took him a minute to find a single concession stand, with no line, selling beers for 3.50 euro. Something didn’t seem right.

Later, we discovered that Camp Nou does not sell alcohol on match days and our pints were non-alcoholic. They don’t tell you either, but somehow every person in stadium knew but us. So embarrassing haha.


When the match is over, 100,000 people will be exiting the stadium at the same time and hopefully FC Barcelona won so everyone will be in a good mood! It is pure madness. We waited awhile for the stadium to clear out so that we didn’t have to push our way down the stairs. Unfortunately, this meant we were at the back of the line to get on the metro going home. The line stretched out of the underground entrance and all the way down the street!

Les Corts is the metro stop most people will walk to, resulting in the longest lines. We made our way to Maria Cristina (the metro stop before Les Corts) and found ourselves walking straight onto a near-empty metro car.

Alternatively, you can find a bar or restaurant nearby and wait for the crowds to thin out.


DOUBLE CHECK THE STATUS OF THE MATCH It is not totally uncommon for a match to be postponed and you might not be alerted when it happens. It’s your responsibility to check the game status so that you don’t show up to an empty stadium.

BOOK TICKETS FOR THE START OF YOUR TRIP If a match does get postponed, your ticket is still good for the rescheduled time and date. Refunds are not issued, even if you cannot attend the rescheduled match. I recommend booking your tickets for a game happening toward the beginning of your trip. This way you can ensure that you will still be in town should the match get postponed.

PACK A SWEATER The stadium is open air, with many of the matches taking place later in the afternoon. Bring a jacket, especially if your seats are higher up. Speaking from experience, the breeze is strong in the nosebleed section.

BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE Season ticket holders start putting their seats up for sale 10-14 days in advance so it’s best buy your tickers around this time. Certain games sell out much faster than others, so it’s even more important to buy tickets for bigger matches when the game is confirmed. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid is the most popular game of the season.

IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN Young children will need their own ticket, even if they will be sitting on your lap. We watched a woman and an infant get denied entry because the baby didn’t have his own ticket.

THERE ARE A LOT OF STAIRS Be prepared for a ton of stairs, as the stadium does not offer public elevators on game days. Depending on where your seats are located, you might be climbing for a while. Our seats were pretty much at the top of the stadium and my legs were jello by the time we sat down. If you are a wheel chair user, scroll down for more information about Camp Nou’s special seating area.

GRAB SOME MERCH There are booths outside of the stadium selling FC Barcelona merch. Pick up something festive to show allegiance to the home team.

GIVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TIME TO GET THERE Give yourself enough time to get to Camp Nou. The crowds are intense and it takes longer than you’d think to make it to your seats. Once you are inside the stadium,  there are employees walking around that can help you find your seat if you get lost. Aim to arrive about an hour before kickoff.

CAMP NOU EXPERIENCE TOUR You do not have to attend an FC Barcelona game in order to experience Camp Nou. The stadium offers behind the scenes tours on non-match days. Get an up and close look at the opposing team’s locker rooms, the first team’s bench, the press room, and the museum among other VIP areas. For more information about the tour click here.


Camp Nou has a special seating section for wheelchair users, on the ground floor near each of the goals. Tickets to the wheelchair adapted area also include a free pass for your +1. To fill out the form to use the wheelchair adapted area click here.

Wheelchair access anywhere else in the stadium is not really possible. If you have a disability or limited mobility but are not a wheelchair user, know that there are a lot of stairs which may prove difficult and/or impossible depending on your circumstances.

If you are visiting Camp Nou as part of a tour, the accessibility is also not ideal. The museum is fully accessible as well as a panoramic viewing area. If you cannot do stairs however, you will unfortunately miss a large portion of the tour.


Camp Nou Stadium is located about 3 miles (5km) from the city center and it is most easily accessible by metro.


Take the L3 Green Line going toward Zona Universitària. You can get off at either of these three stations: Les Corts (easiest access to gates 14-21), Maria Cristina  (easiest access gates to gates 1-9) or Palau Reial: (easiest access to gates 4-15). The trip takes about 25 minutes.

Take the L5 Blue Line going toward Cornellà Centre and get off at either of these two stops: Badal (easiest access to gates 16-21) or Collblanc (easiest access to gates 1-15).

There will be thousands of fans riding along with you so when you get off at the metro stop of your choice, simply follow the massive crowds and they will lead you straight to the stadium.


If you will be arriving by tram, you can get off at stops at Pius XII, Palau Reial, Maria Cristina or Avinguda Xile


If you are arriving by bus, there are several lines stop near to the Stadium including 7, 15, 43, 67, 8, 74, 75, L12, L50, L60, and L62.




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How to find places at Camp Nou?

So you’ve successfully bought tickets for a match in Barcelona, ​​but don’t know how to find seats at the Camp Nou stadium?

In this article I will tell you in detail how to do it!


Barcelona Football Stadium

The Camp Nou stadium was designed by architect Francesca Mithans. The official opening of the sports arena took place at 1957, but at that time the name of the football field sounded a little different – Estadi del FC Barcelona, ​​which means “FC Barcelona Stadium”. But among the Catalans, this name somehow did not take root. The new sports arena was named Camp Nou or “New Field” . The stadium was renamed only at the beginning of this century.

Camp Nou was originally owned by Barcelona Football Club. On the field of the largest stadium in Europe, such great players as Cruyff, Maradona, and Messi . Some of the most important events for world football took place here, in particular, the Champions League final and the Mundial 82 semi-final game.

Buying tickets for the local matches is quite problematic, especially if you decide to watch the “home” game of Barça. Basically, they diverge among the members of the club.

The first time you visit the stadium, you will be amazed by its size. There are many entrances and exits that can confuse anyone, so that this does not happen, and you were ready for your first visit to this sports arena, I decided to take a little virtual tour.

Where is Camp Nou

Camp Nou is located at Calle Aristides Mallol, 12, Barcelona. You can get here by taxi, but also many public transport routes pass right next to the stadium.

Seats at the Camp Nou

When you arrive at the building, look at the ticket and see which entrance you can enter the football arena. This is the string ACCES . Entrance numbers are indicated on vertical panels located around the entire stadium.

When you find the right entrance, you can safely enter the door.

After standing in a short queue, you find yourself in the inner hall of the stadium. And look at your ticket again. Now you need to find door (PORTA) of the desired number.

At this entrance, you will be required to bring the ticket bar code to a special machine.

After checking it, you will go further and find yourself in a large corridor where the entrances directly to the stands are located. Each stand has its own number , and to get to your sector, you need to find the entrance , the number of which is indicated on the ticket next to the word BOCA . Above each entrance is a horizontal panel, on which the number is indicated.

How to find seats at the Camp Nou stadium

Here you are in the stands and you can fully immerse yourself in the local atmosphere. But now we have to find our place. Between all the stands there are stairs along which you need to move down. The arrangement of seats in the stadium is rather unusual. Seats are placed as follows: on the one hand only even rows, on the other – odd. We need to find the row indicated next to the ticket line FILA .

Once found, simply select the seat with your number (SEIENT string).

Now you can get comfortable and wait for the start of the most unforgettable evening spent at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona Stadium: The Complete Guide to Camp Nou

The Barcelona Stadium is another highlight of the great city. Football fans from different parts of the world dream of visiting the stands of the handsome Camp Nou. For many, Barcelona is associated with a football team and a beautiful stadium. Sagrada Familia has a serious competitor in the dispute for the status of the most visited attraction in the city.

Barcelona’s 5-star stadium is one of the largest in the world.

Camp Nou can accommodate almost 100,000 spectators in the stands.

The history of Barcelona’s beautiful stadium

Barcelona’s original stadium could not fully meet the needs of the club, which continued to achieve success on a regular basis and systematically improve the quality of the game. The team needed a large stadium built to modern standards. In the 50s of the last century, the Camp Nou appeared, embodying the greatness of Barcelona. It became a worthy answer to the Santiago Bernabeu, the stadium of the eternal opponent of the Blue Garnet.

The success of sworn enemies haunted the owners of Barcelona, ​​​​who dreamed of giving the city a grandiose stadium that met the requirements of the most comfortable viewing of the game.

The construction of Camp Nou lasted for four years.

The cousin of Barcelona President Francesc Mithans was chosen as the architect. The stadium opened with a historic victory over Legia from Poland.

The scorer of the first goal at the new stadium in Barcelona was Eulogio Martínez.

Camp Nou match

History of the name

The official name of the stadium until the beginning of the new century was not attractive: the long Spanish name was remembered by Europeans with great difficulty. In the mass consciousness, the arena is known as Camp Nou. “New field”, “new stadium” – a simple and sonorous name won the hearts of Barcelona football fans. Since 2000, the new name of the stadium has been used everywhere, which opened up additional marketing opportunities for the club owners.

Football is a dynamically developing sport. Redesigns and other changes to the stadium in Barcelona are associated with a revision of the requirements for the game:

  1. In the early 80s, Camp Nou could accommodate almost 120,000 spectators. For the sake of safety, officials decided to reduce to today’s value.
  2. Barcelona’s stadium is over 50 years old, so some of the original designs are subject to change.
  3. In the coming years, modernization is expected to accommodate 112,000 spectators at the stadium. With its completion, Camp Nou will become one of the three most capacious football arenas.
  4. A roof is planned to be erected to protect spectators from inclement weather.
  5. With the help of special tiles on the façade, another magnificent light show will appear in Barcelona.

The management of the project is entrusted to the respected Sir Norman Foster, who donated many wonderful buildings to the city. The advantages of the stadium in Barcelona are not limited to the appearance and dimensions – the museum of the Catalan team is also impressive.

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Barcelona Stadium Museum

Barcelona’s famous football history is revealed in the museum at Camp Nou, which is very popular with locals and tourists alike. In terms of attendance, he was even ahead of the Picasso Museum. For 1 year in the Barcelona Museum there are more than a million guests. Even people who are indifferent to football are delighted with the appearance of the stadium and the fantastic museum, within the walls of which you can spend several unforgettable hours. The area of ​​the museum is 3500 m2. Functional zoning provides 3 sections. The first has an interactive screen reflecting the history of FC Barcelona. A large collection of documents, photos and videos is provided.

After selecting the section of interest, the visitor will experience excellent image quality. The current result is the fruit of the work of a huge number of professionals employed at the stadium. The second section contains impressive works by Catalan artists for those who want to see the synthesis of familiar art and football. Most visitors are observed in the third section, which stores the trophies of Barcelona.

Museum exhibits

Museum exhibits

The museum has something to be proud of:

  1. The Barcelona Stadium Museum contains the jerseys of the players who have inscribed their names in the history of the sport in golden letters. No tour guide can convey the greatness of FC Barcelona better than the shelves of trophies and the successes of great footballers.
  2. The museum’s collection includes Ronald Koeman’s boots, one of which scored the decisive goal from a free kick in the 111th minute of the 1992 European Cup Final.
  3. The stadium museum also houses Diego Maradona’s jersey and Leo Messi’s Golden Boot. This award is given to the top scorer in the national championships.

The history of Barcelona contains many great victories. The club is distinguished by its unique football philosophy and passion for new trophies. As you know, “Barcelona” cannot be described in the usual framework of football. “Mes que un club” – that says it all.

The Barcelona football team has become a world-famous brand that is popular all over the world. The real heritage of Catalonia year after year increases the number of loyal fans. The stadium in Barcelona is visited at any time of the year.

Camp Nou is equipped with a restaurant that provides delicious inexpensive meals and the opportunity to admire the beauties of the stadium. It is captivating to think that a few days ago football passions raged here. FC Barcelona and its stadium is an example of how to approach the development of sports infrastructure. The team symbolizes defiance, valor and creativity in football. The desire to win and innovative ideas distinguish Barcelona. Grandiose football performances are arranged at the stadium.

Tickets for the stadium in Barcelona are available on at .

Where is the stadium located in Barcelona?

You can buy tickets for the Barcelona Stadium Tour at .

Location of Camp Nou in Barcelona

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