Camp Nou has been Barcelona’s home since September 1957, the date of its inauguration, and is the largest football stadium in Europe, with its name literally translating as ‘new ground’ after Barca’s move from their previous home at Les Corts. However, it was not until a mail vote in the 2000-01 season that the name was made official, members preferring it to the old Estadi del FC Barcelona.
The stadium’s capacity has varied over the years, opening at 106,146 and growing to 121,749 for the 1982 World Cup and now standing at 99,354. In addition to Barcelona home matches, it is frequently used for other major games.
The European Cup final between Milan and Steaua Bucharest took place at Camp Nou in 1989 and ten years later the stadium famously hosted the Champions League Final that saw Manchester United fight back from 1-0 down to defeat Bayern Munich 2–1 in injury time.
Facilities on offer inside Camp Nou include a chapel, presidential box, VIP lounge, Press rooms, TV studios, Sports Medicine Centre, veteran players’ area, club museum, nursery and club offices.