Mini Estadi

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Mini Estadi
Mini Estadi
LocationAvinguda Aristides Maillol, s/n
08028, Barcelona,  Spain
Coordinates41°22′47″N 2°07′05″E / 41.37972°N 2.11806°E / 41.37972; 2.11806
OwnerFC Barcelona
OperatorFC Barcelona B
Capacity15,276
Field size103 m × 65 m (338 ft × 213 ft)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened23 September 1982
ArchitectJosep Casals
Project managerRamón Domènech
Tenants
FC Barcelona B (1982–present)
FC Barcelona C (1982–2007)
Barcelona Dragons (NFL Europe) (2002–2003)

Mini Estadi (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈmini əsˈtaði], meaning in English "Mini Stadium"), officially named "Miniestadi"[1], is a football stadium located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The 15,276-seat stadium is situated across from Camp Nou, the home stadium of FC Barcelona; the stadium is currently home to FC Barcelona B, FCB's reserve team, as well as FC Barcelona's women's team, and Juvenil A.

Sporting use[edit]

The stadium was home to FC Barcelona C until July 2007, when they disbanded, it has also been home to the Barcelona Dragons, an NFL Europe American football team, until they were disbanded in 2003.

It occasionally hosts the national team of Andorra as well.

Concerts[edit]

Queen performed at the stadium during their Magic Tour on 1 August 1986.

David Bowie performed, on two consecutive nights, at the stadium during his Glass Spider Tour on 7–8 July 1987.

Elton John performed at the stadium during his One Tour on 21 July 1992; the concert was recorded and released on VHS and DVD.

Future[edit]

As part of the Espai Barça project, the Mini Estadi will be demolished to make way for the Nou Palau Blaugrana;[2] the new Estadi Johan Cruyff will be built at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper campus, which will serve as the new home of Barcelona's reserve and women's teams.[3]

It is expected that the Mini Estadi will be demolished following the conclusion of the 2018–19 season, when the Estadi Johan Cruyff is finally opened.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.fcbarcelona.com/club/facilities/card/miniestadi
  2. ^ "The New Palau Blaugrana".
  3. ^ "The new Estadi Johan Cruyff".
  4. ^ Juanmartí, Toni (14 September 2017). "Depositados los sueños de La Masia y la primera piedra en el Estadi Johan Cruyff" [The dreams of La Masía are deposited during the groundbreaking at Johan Cruyff Stadium] (in Spanish). Barcelona: Sport. Retrieved 29 April 2018.

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