Aerial view of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper

Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper

The Joan Gamper Training Centre seen from the air

Area

136,839 m2

Facilities

  • 5 grass pitches
  • 4 artificial grass pitches
  • 1 multisport pavilion
  • 1 grandstand building by pitch 1
  • 1 service building
  • 1 dressing room building
  • Different training areas for goalkeepers and technical aspects

Location

Located in Sant Joan Despí and covering 136.839 m2 it's used for First Team and Barça B tranings and youth teams training and matches as well as by many of the other teams at the club.

Now that this facility is fully operational, many of the youth teams that previously used the Camp Nou facilities, mainly the Miniestadi and the Palau Blaugrana 2, nicknamed the 'Picadero', will be training there.

The land occupied by the Ciutat Esportiva is just 4.5 km away from the Camp Nou and is directly connected by the road between Barcelona and Sant Joan Despí.

The facilities

A) Training fields

The Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper has 9 football pitches divided into five areas:

  • Pitch 1: 11 a side football (105 x 68 metres). Warm up area of 4.643 m2 all natural grass. Terrace with capacity for 1.400 people approximately.
  • Pitch 2: 11 a side football (105 x 65 metres). Warm up area of 1.475 m2 all natural grass. Terrace with capacity for 400 people approximately
  • Pitch 3: 11 a side football (105 x 65 metres). Warm up area of 610 m2 all natural grass. This pitch shares terraces with pitch 2.
  • Pitch 4: 11 a side football (105 x 65 metres). Warm up area of 1.573 m2 all natural grass.
  • Pitch 5: 11 a side football (105 x 65 metres). Warm up area of 670 m2 all artificial grass. Pitch 6: 7 a side football (55 x 38 metres). Artificial grass.
  • Pitch 7: 11 a side football (105 x 68 metres). Natural grass. Terrace with capacity for a 1.750 people approximately.
  • Pitch 8: 11 a side football (105 x 65 metres). Warm up area of 1.830 m2 all artificial grass which can also be transformed into a 7 a side football or rugby pitch of 107 x 65 metres plus the try area. Terrace with capacity for 950 people approximately.
  • Pitch 9: 11 a side football (105 x 65 metres). Warm up area of 2.235 m2 all artificial grass. Can also be transformed into a 7 a side football. This pitch shares terraces with pitch 8.
  • Goalkeeper area: Natural grass goalkeeper training area 2.205 m2.

B) Multisport pavilion

 Constructed surface area: 3,346.05 m2

The pavilion also has three basketball training areas that can also be used by youth handball, basquetball and futsal teams. The terraces have room for 472 spectators.

The lower floor has the following facilities:

  • 5 changing rooms and 5 offices/changing rooms for coaches and referees
  • Office for doctors and medical staff
  • A viewing room

The first floor is for the public and accesses the exterior via a staircase and walkway that links this floor to the pavilion, the administration and services building and the grandstand building.

C) Grandstand building

Constructed surface area: 7,118.49 m2

Semi-underground building with the following facilities:

  • Reception
  • Press room
  • 4 offices
  • 1 meeting room
  • 2 referees/coaches/visitors changing rooms
  • 1 changing room for professional football with gym and water area

The upper floors are mainly exterior and are linked by a walkway to the administration and services building and the pavilion, and are for public and services use. They also access the main football grandstand. There are 64 places in an underground car park for use by club staff and the Organisational Control Unit.

D) Changing rooms and services

Constructed surface area: 2,630.32 m2

Semi-underground building with the following facilities:

  • 8 youth football changing rooms
  • 4 changing rooms for coaches and referees
  • Treatment room
  • Public use area