Camp Nou, often erroneously called “the Nou Camp” in English, is a football stadiumin Barcelona, Spain. The stadium, located in the west of the city, has been the home of FC Barcelona since its construction in 1957. It has hosted numerous international matches at a senior level including two UEFA Champions League finals, the most recent being in 1999. It seats 99,354, making it the largest stadium in Europe and the fourteenth largest in the world in terms of capacity. Its official name was Estadi del FC Barcelona (FC Barcelona Stadium) until 2000, when the club members voted to formally adopt the popular nicknameCamp Nou. It held UEFA five-star status until tha
t rating was superseded by a new system of classification in 2006 in whi
ch the Camp Nou is now an elite stadium.