Football is the most popular sport in Barcelona, followed by millions of people. In fact, the world’s best player, Lionel Messi, plays on the local team, and the Spanish league is one of the major and profitable leagues in the world.
Camp Nou, meaning New Field, is Barcelona’s most famous football stadium, home for FC Barcelona, one of the world’s prestigious football club, with more than 100.000 members. It is located in the east of the city, about 5 kilometers from the city center, easy to reach by metro.
After the Sagrada Familia, the building is undoubtedly the other big temple of the city. The dimensions are impressive: Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe, with a capacity of 99,354 people. In 1998, it was recorded as an elite category stadium by UEFA (Union of European Football Associations)
Camp Nou has changed relatively little since its inauguration in September 1957. However, over the years the club was remodeled several times in order to provide better facilities for its fans, and in 2014 more than 70% of the voting members decided for the project to rebuild the stadium to give it a distinctive face that is unmistakably connected to the club presidium. The reconstruction of the stadium should last until 2022.
If you are planning a trip to Barcelona, you can easily purchase your tickets online in advance on the stadium’s official website, they are valid up to a year from the date you buy them and could be used at any date up until that time. Keep in mind that FC Barcelona’s games at Camp Nou are usually played at 8 pm, 9 pm or 10 pm (Spaniards go to bed quite late, especially during summer!).
If you do not get tickets (it could happen, especially during high season). you can visit the museum called Camp Nou Experience, and the shop of the club. A must-see for Barcelona game time and every football fan.