On the 23rd September 1982, the Miniestadi, brainchild of architect Josep Casals and project manager Ramon Domenech, was inaugurated
In just nine months the stadium, with a capacity of 15.276 split in two tiers and with a covered grandstand, was completed.
Main sporting events Amongst the highlights of matches played at the Mini, the Copa del Rey match in the 1983-84 season between a Barca reserve side, known at the time as Barça Atlètic, and the Real Madrid first team stands out. The 0-0 draw turned out to be an historic result as the 1-0 scoreline in the return leg proved to be enough to put the Barça youngsters through. Four years later, in the 1987-88 season the stadium was fill to capacity once more for an under-19 Barça-Real Madrid match.
The Mini has also hosted Andorra's international fixtures including games against Ireland and Holland. The Barcelona Dragons were based there in 2002. It is also the customary location for the Clubs Presidential elections.
Capacity crowd for Paris broadcast But one of the most emotional evenings at the Miniestadi was the broadcast of the 2006 Champions League Final. Saint-Denis in Paris was not the only stadium in Europe to be enraptured by FC Barcelona?s victory. 11,000 people filled every seat to watch Barça on the giant screen as they came from behind to beat Arsenal and claim the trophy for the second time. It was yet another unforgettable evening for FC Barcelona?s amazing supporters.