Trainning facilities are located in Sant Joan Despí and it is used by the football youth teams and many of the youth teams of the other professional sections. The Ciutat Esportiva’s final cost was some 68 million euros, of which 25.6 corresponded to urbanisation and 42.5 to the total construction costs.
The club sold two plots of land, the first on June 21, 2002 and the second on February 20, 2003, for values of 29.7 and 15.9 million euros, respectively to cover part of the costs of the operation. The rest of the money was invested directly by the club, an amount of 22.5 million euros. The Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper was opened on 1 June 2006.
Located in Sant Joan Despí and covering 136,839 m2 it’s used by the first team and Barça B traning sessions and youth teams training and matches as well as by many of the other teams at the Club.
Now that the complex 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 Camp Nou and is directly connected by the road between Barcelona and Sant Joan Despí.