Ground: Mini Estadi
Date: 20th February 2016
Match: Barcelona B - Atlético Levante 2-0 (Segunda B, Group 3)
A few days before I left for Spain I got a tip about doing a double on Saturday evening. Barcelona B play in Segunda B (level 3) and their game against Atlético Levante, at Mini Estadi, kicked-off at 20.45. Knowing I would be very late for the game I had visited Mini Estadi earlier in the day. I wanted to know how to make it from the nearby metro station (Collblanc) as quickly and smoothly as possible. It is not a long walk but coming out from a metro station at night, not knowing where to walk and being in a hurry it is easy to make mistakes! During my visit earlier in the day I did the ground tour at Camp Nou but I also bought a ticket for the game at Mini Estadi. Mini Estadi was opened in 1982 and has a capacity of 15 000. It is situated across the street from Camp Nou and is currently the home of Barcelona B, the Barcelona women´s team as well as Juvenil A.
The entrance to Mini Estadi is on the opposite side if you come from Collblanc metro station. I could hear the Barcelona anthem but I didn´t make it to kick-off, I missed the first 1 minute and 50 seconds of the game. I was stilled pleased with my effort though. I had no idea what kind of attendance a game like this would have but once inside I estimated around 1 000 were present. Barcelona B were the better team but it was an Atlético Levante own-goal that made it 1-0 shortly before half-time. In the second half Barcelona B scored again to win the match 2-0. For obvious reasons there was no atmosphere at all during the game but still an ok game to watch and a bonus ground for me. Shortly before 11pm I was back at my hotel where I had a drink before falling asleep. Tomorrow I will travel to Girona for the Segunda División fixture between Girona and Real Oviedo.
Mini Estadi, view from Camp Nou
Rear of the Southwest corner
View of Mini Estadi
View of play
Barcelona B fans