In April, FC Barcelona’s socios voted 72% in favour of a project to transform the club’s existing stadium campus. The Espai Barça project goes far beyond the reconstruction and remodeling of Camp Nou.
In addition to increasing the capacity of the current stadium to 105,000 and completely remodeling the current structure of the Camp Nou, the project entails building a new Palau Blaugrana basketball arena with a capacity of 12,000, an additional practice court, an ice rink, new pre-match and commercial areas, revamped offices, La Masía and adding 5,000 parking spaces.
The most substantial changes to the existing Camp Nou include a complete overhaul of the lowest tier (where the views will be vastly improved) the extension of the tier around the whole stadium and the addition of a complete roof-canopy.
TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2014 (3-5 June, Wembley) is delighted to welcome Jordi Moix, Board Member, FC Barcelona, Spain to discuss first-hand how this ground-breaking development will shape the future of Barcelona, the team, and the industry!
The project is certainly ambitious but in equal measure it is financially viable and realistically achievable, with an estimated initial budget to remodel the Camp Nou of 400 million euros.
As a whole, the project is said to be by those involved “the most important sports project in Europe and the world. No city can boast a project like ours.” The overall cost of the entirety of the project is estimated to be approximately 600 million euros.