BArcelona has announced an agreement with the City Council to allow the club to play at Lluis Companys Olympic Stadium while the Camp Nou renovation is underway. The temporary move to Montjuic will take place in the 2023/24 season.
This deal accelerates planned improvements to the site, particularly those related to mobility and public transport, and the access stairway.
These adjustments involve an amount of 7.2 million euros, 64 percent of which is for the account of the club, while the municipality takes on 2.6 million euros.
The rest of the extras, such as the improvements to the dressing room or the rent of the room, are paid in full by the Catalan club.
BarcelonaThe working estimate is that the move will involve an investment of between 15 and 20 million euros.
“I think this is the best way to celebrate 30 years of the Olympics,” said Jaume ColbonicDeputy Mayor of the City Council.
“We are honored and proud to welcome Barcelona† You are in the best possible place for Barcelona come for a season or whatever the club decides. The city is on the side of all the clubs.”
The politician also assured that this temporary relocation will not affect the rest of the activities at the sports complex, which will be adapted mainly in the areas of public services and mobility, so that Barcelona can feel at home
Joan Laporta also expressed satisfaction with the move, which, as he reiterated, will be for one season only, that of 2023/24.
“Thank you for letting us share in the Olympic spirit of the city Barcelona‘ said the chairman.
“It is an honour, a privilege and a source of pride. We will play here during the work on the Espai Barca, which we will start this summer. We will be here when we do the big works.”
“We are extremely grateful for the facilities they have given us. We have moved to adapt the Olympic facilities to ensure comfort on match day, and we will be modernizing some areas and services such as the press gallery, changing rooms and a internal parking.
“But the facilities are very good, in very good condition.
“We will have to facilitate access to 55,000 people, so we will have to strengthen public transport with a mobility plan and improve the environment.”
Barcelona’s Expenses and Losses
laportawho assured that the works on the stadium have not yet been awarded and that they are still seeking funding, said the estimates the club are working with are that the total cost of this move for the 2023/24 season will be 15 to 20 million euros.
He also acknowledged that they are working on finding solutions to offset the losses of not playing at Camp Nou.
The chairman also confirmed that the club is close to closing some of the economic levers approved by members at the extraordinary meeting last week that are needed for transfers.
“You’ll have news soon, it’s about to happen,” he said.
Finally, the chairman assured that the club is working on a rotation system to compensate for the capacity difference between Camp Nou and the Olympic Stadium.
“We want all members to be able to come, we will try to ensure that as many as possible Barcelona fans have access to the stadium,” he concluded.