Video - Plans to revamp Barcelona's Nou Camp are breathtaking
Barcelona have unveiled plans for the revamp of their iconic Nou Camp home, with the four-year project set to transform the stadium into Europe’s most lavish sporting arena.
Plans to expand the Nou Camp to stadium to a venue that will hold more than 100,000 spectators were outlined last month, with the club officially launching the project with the help of the current first team squad on Thursday morning.
Barcelona’s home ground is already the largest capacity stadium in Europe, with the revenue stream from match days set to expand with improved facilities put in place in a project that is expected to be completed in time for the 2021-22 season.
The project is expected to cost around £500m and club chiefs hope it was turn the Nou Camp into “an iconic symbol for the City of Barcelona”, with Japanese architects Nikken Sekkei completing the work alongside Catalan firm Pascual i Ausio Arquitectes.
“The proposal presents a very subtle attempt to intervene in the environment to facilitate circulation and achieve diverse urban usage in the Barca Campus and guarantees a clear and safe construction,” read a club statement.
“In short, it is a unique solution, reproducing the characteristic vision of the grandstand and canopy, from the inside out, a silent and powerful tribute to the stadium built by Francesc Mitjans in 1957.”
Football will continue to be played at the venue throughout the redevelopment work and in this video, Barcelona chiefs have outlined how the Nou Camp experience will feel for paying customers.
This video looks at how the Nou Camp will be restructured, with the final images confirming a complete transformation will be unveiled by the time building work concludes: