Camp Nou is a football stadium in Barcelona, Spain which is the home ground of FC Barcelona. It was inaugurated in 1957, and its construction was part of the club’s ambitious plan to build the largest and most modern stadium in Europe.
The previous stadium of FC Barcelona, the Les Corts stadium, had become too small to accommodate the rapidly growing fan base of the club. Hence, a new stadium with a seating capacity of over 100,000 was planned. The construction of the stadium was completed in just three years, and it opened on September 24, 1957, with a capacity of 93,053 spectators.
Over the years, the Camp Nou stadium has hosted numerous important events including the European Cup finals, the 1992 Summer Olympics, and the 1999 UEFA Champions League final. It has also been the venue for several concerts, including those by global music icons like U2, Bruce Springsteen, and Beyonce.
Camp Nou has been a witness to some iconic matches, such as the 1999 UEFA Champions League final, where Manchester United completed a famous comeback to beat Bayern Munich 2-1. The stadium has also undergone several renovations and expansions over the years, increasing its seating capacity to 99,354.
Overall, the Camp Nou has become an iconic symbol of football and is widely regarded as one of the most magnificent football stadiums in the world.