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Camp Nou
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Camp Nou, also called the Nou Camp , officially named the Estadi del Futbol Club Barcelona is a football stadium located in the city of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Camp Nou is the home stadium of football club FC Barcelona. The stadium was opened on 24 September 1956. Spectator capacity at Camp Nou is 98 722, making it Europe's largest stadiu, if one disregards motorsport stadiums.

Camp Nou, FC Barcelona's stadium powerful and took over for the legendary Camp de Les Corts in 1957. The proposal for a new stadium came already in 1948, but it was not until the Hungarian star and Barça's best ever player, Ladislao Kubala arrived at the club that people started talking about that Barça had grown from Camp de Les Corts. Camp de Les Corts was completed in 1922, and after several major developments got one pushed into the 60 000 spectators, a figure they saw as irresponsible to exceed.

Responsibility for the design of the new stadium was laid in the hands of the architects Francesc Mitjans Miró (Miró - Sans cousin), Josep Soteras Mauri and Lorenzo García Barbon. Just over one year later, the contract for the construction given to INGAR SA, which would take 66.6 million pesetas for a job in 18 months.

The date of the dedication of the Camp Nou was set to 24 September 1957 and a committee headed by Aleix Buxeres and Nicolau Casaus given the job of organizing a special opening ceremony. 21st September opened to the dedication that Josè Maria de Cossio, a member of the Real Academia Española, read the proclamation that officially opened the celebration of the dedication of the Camp Nou. During this week in September attended several of the club's representatives in international sports conference in Les Corts and the Palau Municipal d'Esports. These meetings inspired poet Josep M. de Sagarra to write a sonnet called Blau Grana, and Josep Badia and Adolf Cabane to write FC Barcelona's anthem.

Since opening in 1957, has built up an entire sports complex with an indoor sports hall, a hockey arena, a concert hall and many other fasilliteter around the Nou Camp. In connection with the World Cup in 1982 built one on a third layer in the stadium, and the capacity thus increased to 120 000 Seats. Before the Olympics in 1992 increased by 10 to 000 places. Today, the capacity decreased to 98 000 due to the requirement that it should only be seating at football arenas. In May 1999, the Camp Nou awarded 5 stars by UEFA as a symbol that it is among Europe's finest.

In autumn 2006, the management team an out - and reconstruction of Camp Nou. In autumn 2007, Norman Foster won the prestigious option to build it out. The stadium will take approx. 10 000 people, of which just over half will be reserved for the press. The new Camp Nou will be completed in 2010. The project will cost around 2 billion Norwegian kroner.
Visit FCB Museum and discover the most emblematic corners of the Camp Nou. It is the best way to know the history of FC Barcelona and experience through a variety of media all Barça great moments that have helped make us "More que un club" - "More than a club ".

1 Review from our users  

Kristin B. Jacobsen
Klokkarvik, Norway
"Supporter eller ikke."
Reviewed 05/03/2015 17:02:20
Camp Nou er så enorm, så imponerende og så vanvittig at den må imponere om du er supporter eller ikke. Jeg, sammen med en med mitt store reisefølge, fikk servert champagne, enkel lunsj og en ordentlig omvisning på hele anlegget før noen av "gjengen" spilte en kort vennskapskamp i ene enden. Jeg er Barcelona supporter, så for meg var dette en stor og hjertelig overraskelse på vår tur til byen.

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