Camp Nou, the beautiful stadium of FC Barcelona, is often referred to as the Nou Camp (new field). It is located in Barcelona, and was built in 1954. The stadium was finally opened on 24 September 1957 and has been FC Barcelona's home base ever since. It officially opened under the name Nou Estadi del Futbol Club Barcelona. In total, building Camp Nou has cost over 288 billion pesetas. Eulogio Martínez was the first player to ever score in the famous stadium, against Legia Warschau (4-2 in FC Barcelona's favour).
Through the years, Camp Nou's capacity was increased to its current capacity of 99,354. It is the largest stadium in Spain and in Europe, and the third largest football stadium in the world. Camp Nou is a real must-see; not just for true Barça fans, but for every football lover.
Camp Nou’s project is in the hands of English architect Norman Foster. The renewal of the stadium isn’t his first big project: he is also the designer of the new Wembley stadium, the London Millennium Tower, the Vivaldi Tower in Amsterdam and the Torre de Collserola in Barcelona.
The stadium will be enlarged to accommodate over 105,000 fans. It will feature a new roof top for shelter. The outside of the stadium will receive the biggest transformation of all: it is planned to be enclosed entirely by a brightly multi-coloured mosaic outer skin in the club colours, which will glow on match nights.
Camp Nou is also famous because of its museum, the Museu Josep Lluíz Núñez. The museum was first opened in 1984. It is the most visited museum of Barcelona and Catalonia, attracting 1.2 million visitors each year. Because of its high popularity, booking your ticket(s) in advance is highly recommended. You can do so on their official website.
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