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26.12.2009 15:02

2009 at the Nou Camp

Berta Brau

2009 has been a busy year at the Nou Camp Stadium, with internal and external improvements and a host of sporting and cultural events at the club‘s home.

Anniversaries, institutional visits and some historic sporting events have all combined to make this an extraordinary year for the stadium.

Historic celebrations

The celebration of the historic treble on 28th May was undoubtedly one of the highlights of the year with the stadium packed full of fans as the whole world watched the party to mark the team’s fantastic achievement in taking the Spanish League and Cup, as well as the Champions League title.

First team leave for the Ciutat Esportiva

20-01-09_WEB_EQUIPO_03.jpgThe day to day activity at the stadium has seen a major change with the first team moving their training sessions to the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper from January and the facilities in Sant Joan Despí have become the headquarters for the first team squad.

52nd anniversary

2009 also marked the 52nd anniversary of the opening of the stadium and a newly laid pitch, improvements to the visitors’ changing rooms and the introduction of new technologies in the press room all confirmed that the Nou Camp may have passed its half century, but it continues to vie with the very best stadiums in the world.

Stadium visits

The Stadium has also confirmed its place as an obligatory stopping off point for tourists to the city, as well as for series of institutional visits from amongst others the Singapore President Sellapan Rama Nathan and the Indian national football team. One of the most popular attractions has proved to be the robot models of Leo Messi and Carles Puyol.


2009-07-27_PRESENTACIO_IBRAHIMOVIC_NOVES_x4x.jpgOnce last season finished the Stadium played host to the sell out U2 concerts on 30th June and 2nd July, before the massive welcome for the presentation of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the end of July.
2009 at the Nou Camp
New Metro station
This year has also seen the announcement by the Metropolitan Transport Authority of Barcelona to name the new station of the number 9 line “Camp Nou” in recognition of the social importance of the stadium to the area.

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