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At the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games, FC Barcelona’s stadium Camp Nou was the venue for the football competition. At the time when the Olympic Games were held, it already complied with all the requirements to hold competitions at the highest level, and its adaptation for the Olympic Games was relatively minor in comparison to other facilities. Some spaces only needed to be adapted to suit the corporate image of the Games of the XXVth Olympiad. Others required more substantial remodelling works, such as the security room, the radio and commentators’ cabins, anti-doping rooms and offices for federations and other organisations. The Olympic football final was held at Camp Nou, where the Spanish team won gold. This was the event of the Games of the XXVth Olympiad that brought the highest number of spectators together in one place: 90,000 in total.

It was designed by the architect Francesc Mitjans and opened in 1957, and its capacity reached 120,000 spectators during the 1982 FIFA World Cup. However, with the obligation to put seats on every stand, spectator capacity was reduced. Today, its capacity is estimated at 99,354 spectators, a figure that makes it Europe’s largest stadium in this respect. Its official name was ‘Estadi del FC Barcelona’ until 2001, but, after polling its members, a decision was taken to make its popular name official: Camp Nou.

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Instal·lacions de competició = Instalaciones de competición = Installation compétition = Competition facilities

COOB’92 (1990): Instal·lacions de competició = Instalaciones de competición = Installation compétition = Competition facilities. Barcelona: COOB’92.

Los escenarios

COOB’92 (1992): “Los escenarios”, Memoria oficial de los Juegos de la XXV Olímpiada, Barcelona 1992. Vol.2. Los medios : objetivos, recursos y escenarios. Barcelona: COOB’92, pp. 127-337

Barcelona Olímpica : la ciudad renovada

Barcelona Olímpica : la ciudad renovada. Barcelona: Holsa; Àmbit, 1992. 

Barcelona: la ciutat i el 92

Guevara, M. Teresa (1990): Barcelona: la ciutat i el 92. Barcelona: Olimpíada Cultural.

In the repository

In the Municipal Contemporary Archive, you can consult the administrative and management documentation generated on this topic by the Organising Committee Barcelona’92, SA (COOB’92), Holding Olímpic SA (HOLSA), Anella Olímpica de Montjuïc SA (AOMSA) (Olympic ring), Vila Olímpica SA (VOSA) (Olympic village) and the Institut Municipal de Promoció Urbanística SA (IMPUSA) (municipal Institute of urban development).

If you need further information on the collection, read the collection guide.

In the library

In the libraries of the study centres of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation (FBO) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) you can find the selection of listed documents and other bibliographic materials on the subject.

If you are interested in knowing more about our Olympic collection, you can consult the Union Catalogue of Catalan Universities (UAB collection) or contact us by e-mail (FBO collection).

Sports in pictures

If you are interested in images of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Barcelona’92, the Image Service of the Olympic Foundation of Barcelona will help you identify the images that satisfy your needs.

The Foundation manages the official image archive of the Barcelona’92 Games. You can contact them by email to request more information about the services provided and the collection of images. In this page, we offer a selection of images on the event.