Barcelona football club is integral to the Catalan sense of identity. The Catalan, Castilian rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona is one of the keenest rivalries in sport and is shrouded in politics and social tensions. El Classico, as the derby is known, is one of the biggest sporting spectacles in the world.
Barcelona FC have a rich history. Formed in 1899 they saw the era of Spanish Civil War and various dictators including Franco. This gives the club an added political dimension, as Barcelona membership was seen as a covert form of dissent against the oppressive central regime. Catalan culture will always pitch itself against those from the Castilian region and football can be as much politics as sport. FC Barcelona tickets provide an insight into Catalan life that a museum or a book would find it hard to replicate.
Their famous stadium, The Nou Camp, was completed in 1957 and is currently the largest stadium in Europe with a capacity of 99,354. FC Barcelona tickets give you the opportunity to experience this iconic football stadium.
Barcelona is a real people’s club, owned by its supporters. The supporters don’t buy shares in the conventional sense but rather they gain membership. The members are called the ‘socis’ and there are currently around 170,000 socis. With FC Barcelona tickets you will be taking your place amongst the socis.
Barcelona’s current side are making history quicker than ever; their current side is their best for a number of years. Barca is the undisputed world’s best club, and their star players are household names throughout the globe. Messi, Xavi, Villa and Iniesta are the driving force behind their recent success. They play as a free roaming front four in Barca’s current variation on Total Football.
Current manager Josep Guardiola is writing a new era at Barcelona which will compare favourably to any in their history. FC Barcelona tickets will enable you to be part of a sporting movement that will go down in the history books.