Barcelona have announced projected revenue for 2012-13 and confirmed that the future of the Camp Nou will be put to a members’ vote.
The club’s board secretary and spokesperson Toni Freixa confirmed that the club’s members will be asked to vote at the next assembly, arranged for September 22, on what to do with regards the Camp Nou.
Options open to voters will range from planning to build a new stadium, to various levels of refurbishment on the current ground to doing nothing at all.
The club’s plan is to obtain permission from the assembly at this vote to then explore concrete plans on developing the current stadium or creating a new one and to then present those to voters for a general ‘yes’ or ‘no’ referendum on whether to proceed forward.
Freixa also confirmed to the media today that the club is expected to generate a revenue of €470m for this coming season, against running costs of €427.29m.
With a profit of €35.9m, it would be the second consecutive season in a row to turn a profit, after last year’s record €48.8m profit.
It was also announced today that the club have extended and improved sponsorship agreements with Asistencia Satinaria Colegial until the end of the 2015-16 campaign and with Turkish Airlines until 2014-15.