FC Barcelona will have to move the season after next. The Camp Nou will be rebuilt – this is the plan of the Spanish top team.
It will soon start: FC Barcelona is rebuilding the Camp Nou.
The world-famous stadium will be renovated, modernised and in parts retreaded. This was officially announced by Barca: The focus will initially be on the first and second spectator tiers. In addition, there will be further modernisation steps involving technology, stadium cladding and stadium surroundings such as parking and green areas.
As Barcelona announced on Thursday, the work on the stadium is to begin at the end of the current season, with the city giving the go-ahead.
That is why the move will not take place until next year
However, many massive reconstruction measures in the inner tier – including the demolition of the third upper tier – are not scheduled to begin until next summer. This is also due to the fact that there is currently great uncertainty in many places about the cost of materials in the wake of the Ukraine war.
The move will not have to take place until the 2023/24 season, so the Camp Nou can still be used to its full capacity until then. When the time comes in about a year, Barca will move to the Lluís Companys Stadium in Montjuïc, the old Olympic Stadium.
In the following season, i.e. 24/25, the team will return to the Camp Nou, which will then be used to around 50 per cent capacity for probably one more season.
The renovation work will then be completed one season later. The Espai Barça project, which in addition to the renovation of the Camp Nou also includes improvements to the infrastructure around the stadium, will “never cost more” than 1.5 billion euros, according to the club’s statement.