FC Barcelona president talks on Catalan dreams following $1.6 billion Camp Nou renovation scrutiny

FC Barcelona is always a part of when there is a conversation about the biggest clubs in the world. The Catalan club won the La-Liga last season under the reign of one of their very own, Xavi Hernandez. After a brief hiatus, it seems like Barcelona is all set to haunt the clubs who are going to participate in the next season’s Champions League. Camp Nou is one of the most iconic football grounds in the world and is also the home of FC Barcelona and following its renovations talk, the Catalan Fans are thoroughly hooked.

With a capacity of north of 99,000, Camp Nou is adjudged to be the largest stadium in terms of capacity in Europe. In 2021, the club officially announced their plans to modernize its iconic home ground. The fans were taken aback when the pictures of the under-renovation Nou Camp were circulated on social media. 

Barcelona president Joan Laporta provides an update on renovation work

The 61-year-old FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta has been in the limelight amid the hopeful homecoming of arguably the best player in the world, Lionel Messi. The Barcelona president was under immense scrutiny when the Argentine announced his against-the-odds move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami. With the construction underway since last month, Laporta along with several other board members visited the stadium for examining the progress. 

The current Camp Nou stadium has been relatively untouched since its construction in the year 1957. Talking about the updates of the construction, Joan Laporta saidIt is an impact, and the first sensation it generates is nostalgia.
But, after walking around and seeing the pace of the works, which are going well, it gives you the feeling of hope and joy because we are fulfilling a collective dream of the people of Barcelona.

Where will Barcelona play amid the renovation project?

The renovation of the stadium will add some new features to this iconic stadium such as the construction of new VIP cubicles and the addition of a new stadium roof. The fans all across the globe are eagerly anticipating watching their team play at the new stadium which is expected to be ready by 2026. 

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In July 2022, the club officially announced that the team will be playing their home matches of the 2023-24 campaign in the Olympic Stadium. The Olympic Stadium is yet one more iconic stadium in the suburbs of Barcelona where the 1992 Summer Olympics were hosted. The home fans and the players won’t find any difficulty with the change of venue as the journey from Camp Nou to the Olympic Stadium takes less than 20 minutes. 

Although the La Liga champions will feel the void of not playing at their home stadium, the fans are excited to experience the new look of the iconic stadium when it is ready. With less than a month and a half left before the commencement of the new season, the Catalan fans are hopeful to see their team lift silverware like they did in the previous season. 


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