No club in football history has achieved what Pep Guardiola's men managed in 2009: six tournaments, six trophies. This 'annus memorabilis' climaxed in December with the FIFA World Club Cup win over Estudiantes, the tactics-obsessed young coach telling his players: 'Lose and you'll still be the best team in the world; win, and you'll be eternal.' Like Guardiola himself, seven of the Champions League-winning XI were formed at FCB's youth system, including Xavi, Iniesta and Lionel Messi.
When the new stadium first opened in 1957, it had a capacity for just over 93,000 spectators. In 1982, the stadium increased its capacity to hold 115,000 fans and hosted the first game of the World Cup that year. However, the stadium has been altered to include more seats and less standing area - making the total capacity 99,000.
Attend a Barça game, or you can take a tour of the stadium that includes the field, the pressroom, and the away side's changing room. The FC Barcelona Museum includes a trophy gallery and an audiovisual space dedicated to replays and the history of the Barça team and Camp Nou.
|Venue name:||Camp Nou||Contact:|
Aristides Maillol, s/n
|Opening hours:||Sep-Jun: Mon-Thu 9am-1.30pm, 3.30-6pm; Fri 9am-2.30pm; Sat 9am-1.30pm. Aug: Mon-Fri 8.30am-2.30pm; from 11am match days|
|Transport:||Collblanc (M: L5); Palau Reial (M: L3)|
|Price:||€19-€225. Advance tickets for league games available from ServiCaixa|