The stadium Camp Nou, otherwise known Nou Camp (‘new field’), is a pure football stadium in Barcelona. It was inaugurated in 1957 and has since been on Barcelona used as a home stadium. Until 2000, the stadium was officially known Estadi del Futbol Club Barcelona (FC Barcelona Stadium). It provides 99 354 spectators, making it the largest stadium in Europe. The stadium was developed by the UEFA as Elite Stadium is excellent and the biggest club stadium in the world.
The Spanish league titles from 1948 and 1949 and the obligation of Laszlo Kubala led the club’s management, the construction of a new stadium plan. The capacity of the old stadium of Les Corts, was no longer big enough for 60,000. After more than three years of construction, Camp Nou on 24 September 1957 officially opened. The opening ceremony began with a Mass in which George Frideric Handel’s “Hallelujah” was sung in the choir. We blessed the stadium on behalf of St. Mary of Montserrat, and opened the stadium with an opening match between FC Barcelona and the Polish national team, but under the name Legia Warsaw took. At the 90,000 fans saw a 4-2 victory for the Catalans. To mark the opening of the stadium, wrote the Catalan poet Josep Maria de Sagarra a sonnet called “Blaugrana” from the Josep Badia and Adolf Cabane a stadium anthem composed.
While the performance on opening day, 10,000 pigeons released and 1,800 fans formed a circle around the Catalan national dance Sardana dance. Financed the stadium was also the time of the fan club, called Penyes. Already in the 1940s, organized former players and fans of FC Barcelona and these groups than the cost of the Nou Camp stadium ever climbed, helped the Penyes to fund it.
Located near the Camp Nou is the Mini Estadi, which was built in 1982 and as the home stadium of the reserve team serves. To the area are another ball game hall, the Palau Blaugrana, the sections for basketball, handball, futsal, and roller hockey and an ice rink. The so-called La Masia, a farmhouse built in the 18th Century, is located directly next to the stadium. It hosted the 1979-2011 youth academy of FC Barcelona. Integrated into the stadium is the FC Barcelona museum. In addition, the stadium is a Catholic chapel in which the player can pray in front of a black Madonna on game days.