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Barcelona consider leaving Nou Camp for 105,000-seater stadium
The La Liga champions will make a decision on whether to expand the iconic stadium or build a new ground.

BARCELONA ARE LOOKING into the possibility of leaving their historic ground.

The Catalan giants have played their home matches at the Nou Camp since 1957 but have revealed that the board of directors will vote in January on whether to redevelop Europe’s largest stadium or move to a new location.

The aim is to increase the current capacity of 99,354 to 105,000 by expanding or building on land owned by the University of Barcelona.

Spokesperson for Barcelona’s board of directors Toni Freixa said they would review “the construction of a new stadium on the land on Diagonal, property which belongs to the University of Barcelona, and a profound remodelling project that would constitute a new stadium keeping current structure of the Camp Nou.”

Both would have a capacity of 105,000 spectators, the stadium would be covered, there will be a construction of a new Palau with a capacity of 12,000 spectators, an adjacent court with a capacity of 2,000 spectators, 6,000 new parking spots and access to the Ciutat Esportiva of the Miniestadi.”

“We’ve made advances, we have all the information and we’re in a position to make a decision,” he added. “They need to be viable from a technical perspective, urbanist and economic. We would never submit a project that would endanger the sustainability of the Club.”

(h/t: Football Espana)

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