Camp Nou Stadium is a soccer stadium in Barcelona. The sports stadium, placed in the west of the city, has been the home base of Barcelona since its construction in 1957.
Camp Nou Stadium seats 99,354, causing it the biggest sports stadium in Europe and the 11th largest in the world in terms of capacity. It has hosted a lot international matches at a senior level including 2 Champions League finals, the latest being in 1999. It also hosted several matches, including bronze- and gold-medal matches, for soccer competition at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games hosted by Barcelona. It held UEFA five-star status until 2006, when a new evaluation system was presented by UEFA.
It is official name was Estadi del FC Barcelona until 2000, when the club members voted to officially adopt the popular nickname Camp Nou Stadium. Though opposed by Sandro Rosell, Barcelona initially approved the sale of its previous training ground Mini Estadi to reconstruct the stadium on it is 50th anniversary and gain capacity to 104,000 in 2007. The projects are on delay because of the World financial crisis.