These are the believed to be the new Barcelona home and away shirts for the 2007/2008 season. Both shirts are a tribute to the club’s 50 years at their Nou Camp with gold embroidery around the Barcelona's badge on the shirt. Around the badge : "Camp Nou" and"1957-2007″.
Camp Nou (Catalan for "our field", often reversed in English to become Nou Camp) is a football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It has a capacity of 98,787.
The stadium, built between 1954 and 1957, was designed by architects Francesc Mitjans-Miró, Lorenzo García Barbon and Josep Soteras Mauri. FC Barcelona won their first game at Camp Nou in impressive fashion, a 4-2 victory against Legia Warsaw with Eulogio Martínez scoring the first goal at the new stadium. Over 90,000 fans were present at this momentous occasion.
The stadium consists of facilities such as a memorabilia shop, mini pitches for training matches, and a quaint little chapel for players to seek divine assistance before matches. At the stadium stands the most visited museum at Catalonia: El Museu del Barça receives about 1.200.000 visits per year. The museum was inaugurated in 1984 under the presidence of Josep Lluís Nuñez. The museum shows 1.420 pieces about FC Barcelona's history, of which 420 are trophies of all the FC Barcelona sections.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the stadium, the club is currently calling for an international tender for architects to develop a project for re-modelling the stadium. The aim of the project is to turn the stadium into an integrated and highly visible urban environment. Whilst not aiming for a substantial increase in seating capacity, proposals must accommodate a minimum of 50% of seats to be under cover.
The history of Barcelona's shirt is far from black and white. Most people believe their famous blue and red shirts come from FC Basel's colours, since their founder,Hans Kamper (later to adopt the Catalan name Joan Gamper), was from Switzerland and had played for Basel.
in his history of Barça, called, er, Barça, writer Jimmy Burns contends that it was in fact one of the club's first players, Englishman Arthur Witty, who exported the colours from Merseyside - Crosby's Merchant Taylor's School, to be precise. "Arthur claimed he drew on his old school colours for the maroon and blue that were to become Barça's," says Burns.
"In correspondence with Arthur's son Frederick in 1975, the school's then-headmaster Reverend H M Luft reinforced this claim.
In a letter, which I have seen, Reverend Luft states: 'I think it is very likely that the present colours of FC Barcelona are ultimately derived from our original colours here.'