Barcelona announce they are going to no longer play on the Nou Camp for the 2023-2024 season because the ancient stadium undergoes a £1.3BILLION renovation – ‘costing the cash-strapped membership £17m’
- Barcelona have showed they are going to go away the Nou Camp for the 2023-24 season
- The money-strapped membership are finishing a £1.3billion renovation of the stadium
- For that season, Barcelona will play on the Olympic Stadium within the Spanish metropolis
- It’s been reported the transfer will price the cash-strapped LaLiga facet £17million
Barcelona have showed they are going to go away their iconic Nou Camp stadium for a season whilst it undergoes an enormous £1.3billion renovation undertaking.
The membership introduced on Tuesday they are going to go away their ancient flooring and play the 2023-2024 marketing campaign on the Olympic Stadium, which hosted the 1992 Summer time Olympic Video games, a brief hop around the metropolis.
Studies in Spain point out the transfer to the stadium – sometimes called Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys or ‘Montjuic’ will price the cash-strapped membership round £17million, ahead of they go back to the Nou Camp – set to improve from 99,354 seats to 105,000.
The renovation will come with a roof being added and the stadium’s title being modified to the ‘Spotify Camp Nou’ in an enormous £237m sponsorship take care of the track streaming giants.
Xavi’s facet will play there round works within the upcoming 2022-23 season, ahead of their brief go out and a go back at decreased part capability in 2024-25. The membership be expecting the works to offer them an additional £160m in step with season as soon as whole.
Membership president Joan Laporta showed the plans – a part of the ‘Espai Barca’ undertaking – had been agreed with the Barcelona metropolis council.
Barcelona have showed they are going to go away the Nou Camp (pictured) for the 2023-24 season
That season, Barcelona will play on the Olympic Stadium whilst a £1.3bn renovation takes position
He mentioned: ‘FC Barcelona will play at this stadium within the 23/24 season, whilst paintings is being completed at the Espai Barca, for which the Town Council not too long ago granted the license. At Barca we’re thankful to town for serving to us such a lot with the negotiations.
‘FC Barcelona is dedicated to adapting the Olympic amenities and making sure the relief of our participants and enthusiasts on fit day. We can modernise quite a lot of products and services and auxiliary areas corresponding to the clicking room, converting rooms and the indoor parking space. We estimate that the switch will price Barca 15-20 million euros (£13-17m).
‘We’re speaking in regards to the iconic venue of the Barcelona Olympics. We’re speaking about a global image of town and we would really like our season right here, 2023-24, to make this stadium the epicentre of Barca supporters, shared with this nice metropolis this is Barcelona.
President Joan Laporta introduced the plans on Tuesday – even though the transfer is ready to price round £17m, the undertaking is predicted to herald an additional £160m in step with season when whole
‘All participants and season price tag holders who need to come to the stadium will probably be in a position to take action by the use of a democratic gadget on a rotation foundation in order that as many of us as conceivable get the danger to be right here on the Olympic Stadium.’
The Olympic Stadium, as soon as house to Barcelona’s fierce intra-city opponents Espanyol from 1997-2009, holds 55,000 – somewhat over part of the Nou Camp’s most sensible capability – and Barcelona will replace the bottom to the track of £15m ahead of shifting in.
Barcelona Town Council’s deputy mayor Jaume Collboni added: ‘I believe that is the easiest way to rejoice 30 years of the Olympic Video games within the metropolis. We’re honoured and proud to welcome Barcelona to the stadium.’