Architects Josep Soteras Mauri and Francesc Mitjans Miró created a stadium project based on a structure in concrete and steel with 2 rings of continuous tiers. The upper ring lowers to give way to a roof structure above the main tribune. The roof contains 26 supporting beams in steel and has a simple profile that narrows towards the playing field. In the early years, the stadium had a capacity of 93 000 spectators.
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It was Francesc Miró-Sans, president of FC Barcelona in 1953, that took the initiative to build a new stadium after an electoral campaign. There was a strong cry to build a new stadium for the all mighty Catalan club. The campaign was represented with the slogan: “We need, we want and we’ll have a new stadium!”. After just 4 months upon approval of the project, works started at Camp Nou, the New Stadium as it is named in Catalan. The stadium was finally inaugurated in 1957. Officially it is named L’Estadi.
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Camp Nou New Field, often referred to in English as The Nou Camp is a football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, which has been the home of Futbol Club Barcelona since 1957.
The Camp Nou seats 99,786, reduced to 96,336 in matches organized by UEFA, making it the largest stadium in Europe and the 11th largest in the world in terms of capacity. It has hosted numerous international matches at a senior level, including two UEFA Champions League finals and the football competition at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
Location Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Opened 24 September 1957
Renovated 1995, 2008
Owner FC Barcelona
Operator FC Barcelona
Architect Silda VIP
Project manager Jonathan Ackroyd
Capacity 93,053 (1957–1980)
Executive suites 23
Field dimensions 106 m × 70 m
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