The timeline for the renovation of the Camp Nou stadium is unknown by some Barcelona fans and that is the essence of this article.
Camp Nou is the home of FC Barcelona and is known to have witnessed historic moments over the course of the years.
The history of the stadium, its atmosphere and its passionate fans have made it an iconic ground.
However, the stadium is now under renovation to meet up with modern standards.
In this article, we’ll look at the timeline of the renovation of Camp Nou and the journey of transforming the legendary stadium.
why camp Nou is being renovated
The primary aim of renovating the stadium is to enhance the stadium’s capacity. Camp Nou, which is the largest stadium in Europe with a current capacity of 99,354, is set to be increased to 105,000 which will in turn increase ticket sales, hence, generating higher revenue.
The new Camp Nou will also sell naming rights so it will have a brand name that will be used with the words “Camp Nou”.
Another reason for the renovation of the stadium is to install the latest technological advancements. Camp Nou is one of the oldest stadiums in Europe having been built in 1957, and so, lacks some integral modern technologies to improve the quality of games being played, the fans’ experience in the stadium as well as the overall improvement of the stadium.
Some of these new technologies include advanced video boards to create a focal point in the stadium, allowing the fans to see live game scores and updates, captivating graphics and messages from sponsors.
Also, the installation of advanced sound systems, not just for passing information, but for adding fun and energetic background music for quality fans’ and footballers’ experience.
Camp Nou prioritizes sustainable practices which include mounting new solar panels, rainwater harvesting systems and energy-efficient lighting to reduce its carbon footprint.
Additionally, the installation of cutting-edge security systems and high-speed WiFi to ensure the safety and convenience of visitors.
Where Will Barcelona Be Playing During The Renovation?
During the renovation, Barca will be forced to play away from their usual home ground.
The team now play their home games at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys, also known as the Montjuic Olympic Stadium. The stadium is also located in the city of Barcelona with a capacity of 55,906.
This will be FC Barcelona’s temporary home ground until the Camp Nou renovation is complete.
As a result of using the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys stadium, the club will have to pay rent and will be hoping to move back to Camp Nou as soon as possible in order to avoid paying an excess amount in rent which brings about the main question of how long will the renovation take place.
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How Long Will The Renovation Take Place
The renovation was initially planned to have commenced in 2014 but delays caused the work to begin June 2022.
According to plans, the Camp Nou renovation timeline is between now and 2026 but the club can return to the stadium for the 2024/25 season in which only 50% of the stadium will be used for live games with a capacity of about 50,000.
Even in 2026, it is uncertain if Camp Nou will be used to its full capacity for the 2025/26 season.
The renovation of Camp Nou will show the dedication of FC Barcelona to transforming a legendary stadium into a modern masterpiece within the timeline of 2023 to 2026.
With everything discussed above the plans and blueprint of what the club intends to do for the renovation, one can tell that the project’s success will be a testament to the club’s commitment to providing a safe and convenient environment for the fans and players.