Barca To Play Away From The Nou Camp For Up To A Year As President Joan Laporta Confirms Plans To Rejuvenate 99,000-Capacity Stadium Next Year

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When Barcelona’s planned modernization of the Nou Camp begins, the club will play in a different stadium for up to a year, according to president Joan Laporta.

Laporta has stated that the long-awaited renovation of the Nou Camp will commence in the summer of 2022. He went on to say that the project will take three to four years to complete, but that the crew will only need to relocate for a maximum of 12 months.

‘We are considering different possibilities, but the strongest candidate is the Johan Cruyff Stadium,’ Laporta told Catalan radio Rac1 on Friday.

The women’s squad plays in the Johan Cruyff Stadium, which is part of the club’s training campus on the outskirts of Barcelona. With a seating capacity of only 6,000, Laporta stated that if the men’s team plays there, the club hopes to grow that to 50,000.

Another alternative, according to Laporta, is for the squad to play at Montjuic Stadium in the city. For several years, the municipal arena was home to Barcelona’s rival Espanyol, and it hosted the opening ceremonies of the 1992 Summer Olympics.

With 99,000 seats, the Nou Camp is already Europe’s largest football arena. The club aims to expand its seating capacity to 110,000 people while also renovating the surrounding area, which includes a pavilion for the club’s other sports, a museum, and retail outlets.

Source: Daily Mail

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