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Johan Cruyff Stadium
Estadi Johan Cruyff.jpg
Full nameEstadi Johan Cruyff
LocationSant Joan Despí, Barcelona, Spain
Coordinates41°22′27″N 02°03′02″E / 41.37417°N 2.05056°E / 41.37417; 2.05056Coordinates: 41°22′27″N 02°03′02″E / 41.37417°N 2.05056°E / 41.37417; 2.05056
OwnerFC Barcelona
OperatorFC Barcelona
Capacity6,000
Record attendance5,413
(Barcelona Femení v Tacón; 7 September 2019)
Field size105 x 68
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground14 September 2017; 2 years ago (2017-09-14)
Built2017–2019
Opened27 August 2019
Construction cost€12 million
Tenants
FC Barcelona B
FC Barcelona Femení
FC Barcelona Juvenil A

Johan Cruyff Stadium (Estadi Johan Cruyff in Catalan) is a football stadium operated by FC Barcelona in Sant Joan Despí, Province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, located next to the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, the club's training facility and youth academy. It is named after Dutch footballing legend, Johan Cruyff.

It is a UEFA Category 3 stadium and houses 6,000 supporters.[1] As part of the Espai Barça project, it is the replacement for the Mini Estadi, which is scheduled for demolition after the construction of the stadium.

History[edit]

Estadi Johan Cruyff broke ground on 14 September 2017 and was completed in Summer 2019. It was opened on 27 August 2019 with a friendly match between the under-19 teams of Barcelona and Ajax.[2] The match ended up in a 0-2 score where Ajax was the winner.[3] On 26 August 2019, a day before stadium was officially opened for public, FC Barcelona paid tribute to Cruyff by unveiling his statue at Camp Nou.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Johan Cruyff Stadium". www.fcbarcelona.com. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  2. ^ "The Estadi Johan Cruyff opens on August 27". Marca. 15 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Naci Univar nets the first goal at the Johan Cruyff stadium". Sport. 27 August 2019.
  4. ^ "FC Barcelona unveils statue Johan Cruijff". TellerReport. Retrieved 26 August 2018.