Barcelona is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Spain and Europe, famed for its stunning architecture of Antoni Gaudi, tasty food, modern art museums, and serene parks. Football is the second religion for people in Barcelona, which makes football stadiums one of the main attraction points for its residents and tourists. With seven professional football clubs in the city, Barcelona offers its inhabitants the perfect opportunity to visit some of the best football stadiums in town.

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Camp Nou

The Camp Nou is a football stadium in Barcelona and has been the home to FC Barcelona since it was opened in 1957. It is the largest stadium in Spain and Europe, holding a seating capacity of 99,354, and the fourth-largest football ground in the world. Its record attendance was set at a 1986 European Cup Quarter Final game between FC Barcelona and Juventus.

Throughout its 63 years of existence, the Camp Nou has hosted numerous football venues. The most famous football matches that had been played at the Camp Nou include the 1982 FIFA World Cup, the final of the 1992 Summer Olympics, two European Cup/Champions League finals in 1989 and 1999, two European Cup Winners’ Cup finals, four Copa del Rey finals, and twenty-one Supercopa de Espana finals.

In 2014, Barcelona’s board of directors opted to remodel the Camp Nou, which will see its capacity go up to 105,000. Besides, a new roof covering half of the seats in the stadium will also be added as part of Camp Nou’s reconstruction. The project, which is worth approximately €600 million, is expected to be completed for the start of the 2021/2022 season.

BIM for renovation projects: designing Camp Nou with BIM technology - BibLus

Interesting facts about Camp Nou

  • The first game was played against a Warsaw Select XI. Barcelona got their first win at the brand new stadium (4-2)
  • Eulogio Martínez was the first goalscorer at the Camp Nou. The Paraguayan player spent seven years playing for Blaugrana
  • After the first match against Warsaw Select XI, Barca went on a 13-game unbeaten run (11 wins and 2 draws). Their first loss came against Real Madrid in 1958 (0-2)
  • In 2014/15 season, Barca beat Sevilla 5-1 at the Camp Nou, reaching its 1000th win at the stadium 
  • For a time it competed with the Maracaná for the title of world’s biggest stadium, but its capacity (120,000 spectators) had to be reduced for health and safety reasons

Getting to Camp Nou

Address: C/Arístides Mallol 12 (main Access 15) and Av. De Joan XVIII ( Boulevard Access 9), 08028 Barcelona

You can get to Camp Nou by car, public transport or go on foot via pedestrian link. 

Car access: Entrance via access 14 to the Stadium (Carrer Arístides Maillol)

Public transport access: Line 3: Metro stop Palau Reial or Les Corts; Line 5: Metro stop Collblanc or Badal

Pedestrian access: Access 9: Av. de Joan XXIII; Access 15: Av. Arístides Maillol; Access 15A: Av. Les Corts (Social Area access); Access 18: Av. Les Corts

Food and Drinks at Camp Nou

At the stadium, there are several bars that will make your match-day experience a long lasting memory. Tapas24 Camp Nou and Click & Collect are the most popular services among the supporters and visitors, and offer a great variety of drinks and snacks. 

You can explore more about the Camp Nou’s Click & Collect service here

RCDE Stadium

The RCDE Stadium is the home to Barcelona’s second-biggest team, RCD Espanyol. An-all seater stadium was officially opened in 2009 and took three years to build for an approximate cost of €60 million.

A year after its completion, it was presented with the Venue of the Year award, receiving the Stadium Business Awards in 2010. It holds a capacity of 40,500, with its record attendance of 40,240 set at a game between Espanyol and Real Madrid in 2011.

In the stadium’s inaugural match on 2 August 2009, Espanyol beat Liverpool 3-0, but just six days after the match, the event was overshadowed by the tragic death of a team’s captain Daniel Jarque. Following this tragic event, RCD Espanyol had issued a proposal that the stadium should be renamed in Jarque’s honour, but in the end, the club decided not to take such drastic action.

Interesting facts about RCDE Stadium

  • Thanks to its ecological solutions (low energy and water consumption, production of solar energy) it received the prestigious Stadium Business Award in 2010 for best new ground opened globally
  • Apart from Espanyol games it was the place of Black Eyed Peas Barcelona concert (2010) and a friendly between Chile and Mexico (2011)
  • On 23 September 2009, RCD Espanyol claimed their first win at the new ground, beating Malaga 2-1. 
  • Ben Sahar scored Espanyol’s first La Liga goal at the RCDE Stadium

Getting to RCDE Stadium

Address: Av. del Baix Llobregat, 100, 08940 Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

You can get to Camp Nou by car, public transport or go on foot via pedestrian link. 

Public transport and pedestrian access:

Metro station Cornellà Centre lies a 15-minute walk away from the stadium. It is the last stop on line 5 which passes just north of Barcelona’s historic centre, and also stops near the Sagrada Familia.

Tram 1 and 2 stop at a similar distance from the stadium. They may be useful if coming from the area around Camp Nou (Avenida Diagonal). Get off at stop Cornellà Centre or Les Aïgues.

Car access:

The A-2 / E-90 passes right by the stadium, so that’s the main road you’ll be looking for if you’re planning on driving to the ground.

Food and Drinks at RCDE Stadium

There is a great selection of snacks and drinks at the RCDE Stadium. Popcorn, crisps, sweets and chocolate are some of the most favourite choices among the stadium visitors. Regarding the drinks, Coca-Cola, coffee and hot chocolate are also super popular among the supports, with price range from €2 to €3.5. 

Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys

Although currently unused, the historic Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys ground is still standing and definitely worth a visit. Opened in 1927 for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, the stadium was home to RCD Espanyol for 12 years between 1997 to 2009. With its current capacity of 60,713 seats, it is the fifth-largest stadium in Spain.

As well as hosting Espanyol home matches for 12 straight years, the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys is also famous for being a venue place for other major football events. It has a history of hosting Copa del Rey finals from 1930 to 1957, likewise, the Spanish and Andorran national teams match, including Euro and World Cup qualification.

Located at the heart of the Parc de Montjuic, it is an integral part of the Olympic Ring along with the Palau Sant Jordi, Bernat Picornell swimming pools and National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia. It is still considered one of the best football stadiums in Barcelona.

In 1998, the venue was awarded the category of five-star stadium by the UEFA, a title that allows the stadium to host finals matches in international football competitions. The stadium also hosts rugby matches, athletics trials, motor tournaments and finals of other school and university sporting events. It is the venue for a variety of important musical events, and is available for hire year-round to host sporting, social and cultural events. There are guided tours of the Olympic Ring every day, which take you in the Estadi Olimpic, the Palau Sant Jordi and Esplanada de l’Anella (Olympic Esplanade).

Interesting facts about Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys

  • The stadium was used for the 1992 Summer Olympics opening ceremony
  • It is named after Generalitat de Catalunya Lluís Companys i Jove

Getting to Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys

Address: Passeig Olímpic, 15-17, 08038 Barcelona, Spain

Car access: Carrer del Foc is the best route to reach Estadi Olimpic by car. 

Public transport access: The buses that stop in Plaça Espanya and go up to the Olympic Ring are:

150: from Plaça Espanya/Mª Cristina, stopping at Avinguda de l’Estadi

13: from Plaça Espanya, stopping at the Olympic Stadium

55: from C/Lleida – Avinguda Paral·lel, stopping at Avinguda de l’Estadi/Passeig Olímpic 

Pedestrian access: The Olympic Ring can be reached from Plaça Espanya taking the escalators from Avinguda Maria Cristina to Avinguda de l’Estadi

Johan Cruyff Stadium

Estadi Johan Cruyff or Johan Cruyff Stadium is a football stadium owned by the Barcelona football group and is the club’s training facility and youth academy. The ground houses 6,000 spectators and is named after the Dutch and Barcelona football legend Johan Cruyff.

The stadium was part of the Espai Barca project and holds a UEFA Category 3 badge. The Johan Cruyff Stadium is a replacement for the Mini Estadi, which was demolished in 2020. It was opened in August 2019 with an inauguration match between the youth teams of FC Barcelona and AFC Ajax.

Interesting facts about Johan Cruyff Stadium

  • The stadium has a 360º seating bowl, which allows spectators to sit along the entire perimeter of the field to generate a strong sense of unity
  • It is a smart and sustainable stadium, and will conserve or replant all existing trees on the project site
  • The Johan Cruyff Stadium has an innovative, hybrid grass field, based on the placement of sod braided together with sheets of synthetic fibre to significantly improve performance of the playing surface

Getting to Johan Cruyff Stadium

Address: Camí del Mig, 5A, 08970 Barcelona, Spain

 

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