The world famous Camp Nou with a capacity of 99,354 is the largest stadium in Spain and Europe, and fourth largest in the world. The stadium has been the home of FC Barcelona since it opened in 1957.
Translated as the ‘new ground’, Camp Nou was built to replace the club’s former home at Les Corts, which with a capacity of just 48,000 was too small for Barcelona’s lofty ambitions.
The capacity has varied over the years, opening with space for 93,053 spectators and rising to a peak of 120,000 in 1982 as five matches at the 1982 FIFA World Cup were held there, including a semi-final in which Italy defeated Poland 2-0.
There have been a number of other major football events held at the venue, including a semi-final at the UEFA European Championships in 1964 and two Cup Winners’ Cup finals in 1972 (Glasgow Rangers defeating Dynamo Moscow 3-2) and 1982 (Barcelona defeating Standard de Liège 2-1).
The Final of the 1992 Summer Olympics football tournament was also held at the stadium, with hosts Spain winning the Gold Medal after defeating Poland 3-2. The famous 1999 UEFA Champions League Final was also played at Camp Nou, Manchester United defeating Bayern Munich 2-1 after scoring two goals in injury time.
Rugby has also been played at the ground, with the 2016 Top 14 Final drawing a record crowd for a domestic rugby union match. Rugby League was played there in 2019 as the Catalans Dragons defeated Wigan Warriors 33-16 in a Super League fixture.
Tenants: FC Barcelona (La Liga)
Tickets at Camp Nou
FC Barcelona Tickets
Tickets for FC Barcelona matches rarely sell-out, except for El Clásico with Real Madrid or important UEFA Champions League matches. Tickets are available to purchase online, at the ticket windows at the stadium or at the official club shops in the city. Ticket prices depend on the opposition, with tickets ranging between €29 and €149 for a recent match with Real Betis but rising to €69 to €174 for a match against Atletico Madrid.
Camp Nou Stadium Tour & Museum
Self-guided tours of Camp Nou are available Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6:30 pm and on Sundays until 2:30pm, costing €26 for Adults and including entry to the museum. Other tours include a guided tour (€45) or a Players Experience tour (€59). Further information and booking is available online.
Location & Travel to Camp Nou
Camp Nou is located about 5 kilometres west of Barcelona’s city centre.
Air: Barcelona–El Prat Airport is approximately 12km away. The airport is the second busiest in Spain and seventh busiest in Europe, serving a number of European and International destinations. There are several public transport options from the airport to Barcelona including Bus, Metro and Train. If heading directly to the stadium, take Line 9 of the metro to Collblanc, a short walk away.
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Bus: On matchdays, there is a special bus route from Mossèn Jacint Verdaguer Square and Catalunya Square to the stadium.
Driving/Parking: Free parking is available via access 14 for the Camp Nou Experience (stadium tour), however it is restricted on match days 4 hours prior to kick off.
Metro: The Barcelona Metro is a convenient way of reaching the stadium, with line 3 from the city centre running to several stations within a 10 minute walk away – Palau Reial, Maria Cristina and Les Corts. Line 5 runs to Badal or Collblanc stations, with Line 9 also running to Collblanc.
Train: Barcelona Sants is the main railway of the city, with high speed services across Spain and to France. The station is about a 20 minute walk away, or take Line 3 of the metro to Palau Reial with a journey time of about 5 minutes.
Tram: The Avinguda de Xile Trambaix station is a 5 minute walk way, with lines T1, T2 and T3 all running there.
Hotels near Camp Nou
Further Information & Events
Last Updated on November 21, 2022 by Sports Tourist