Camp Nou Stadium is the home ground of FC Barcelona. It has been constructed between 1954 and 1957 in the distict of Les Corts some 5 kilometres from the city centre.
Its highest attendance has been during the 1982 FIFA World Cup with 121,749 visitors. After standing sections have been banned in international football, Camp Nou has been changed to an all-seater stadium. With a capacity of 98,787 it today is the largest football stadium in Europe.
The Barcelona football club is just known as Barça in the world of football or soccer.
For the local people in Barcelona and Barça is the pride of Catalonia and a strong symbol of Catalan identity. In the last season, the average attendance for league games in Camp Nou Stadium was 78,913.
This makes FC Barcelona the most popular football club in the world. During their glorious history, the club has brought many world class players to the stage of football.
Among them were Hungarian Laszlo Kubala in the fifties and sixties, Dutch Johan Cruyff in the seventies, Argentinian Diego Maradona in the eightees and the Brasilians Romario and Ronaldo in the nineties.
The last players in this row are Brasilian Ronaldinho and Argentinian Lionel Messi who helped the club to win two UEFA Champions League titles in 2007 and 2009. Lionel Messi has been playing in the youth teams of Barca since he came from Argentina at the age of 14.
At the age of 25 he had been already been voted FIFA Player of the year for four years in a row. At the moment FC Barcelona is considered the best football team in the world for their superior way of playing attractive and entertaining attacking football.
When you make it to Barcelona, visit the FC Barcelona Football museum in Camp Nou Stadium to see the great player and trophies that have built the legendary reputation of Barca.
And if you happen to be in the city while Barça is actually playing, try to get a ticket and enjoy the atmosphere in Camp Nou Stadium with almost 100,000 others in this cathedral of world football.
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Admission:Ticket prices vary from around 30 to 500 Euros, depending on the seat and the opponent.
How to get to Camp Nou Stadium?
By metro take the green line (L3) to Les Corts or Maria Cristina. Follow the sign and the supporters for the 5-10 minute walk to the stadium. For day visits to the museum you can take the Barcelona Bus Turistic as well. It stops directly outside the stadium.
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