Everything you (still) don’t know about Camp Nou

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For soccer lovers, the Futbol Club Barcelona stadium is a special place. That is why the Camp Nou has become one more tourist attraction in Barcelona.
Futbol Club Barcelona is one of the oldest soccer clubs in the world. And behind him and his field, there are some curiosities that you don’t know yet and that you will love to discover…

  1. Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe, with a capacity of 98,000 people.
  2. The shadow created by the stadium roof damages the turf. For this reason, the club is obliged to change the pitch turf on a regular basis.
  3. The fans of Futbol Club Barcelona are called ‘culers’. The origin of this nickname dates back to the beginnings of the Club. Back then, Barça’s first stadium had no stands and the fans who came to watch the matches sat on top of a wall surrounding the soccer field; thus, people walking down the street on a match day could only see a row of asses.
  4. There is a current stadium renovation project initiated by architect Normal Foster with a budget of 300 million euros. This project aims to modernize the facilities and expand their capacity to 103,000 people.
  5. The stadium initially had a seating capacity of 120,000. In fact, the Camp Nou came to dispute the title of largest stadium in the world with the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. However, the capacity of the Camp Nou was later reduced to 98,000 seats for security reasons.