Camp Nou future to be debated

The future of Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium is set to be debated at an assembly of the club’s members on Saturday evening.

The ground has been the subject of fans’ discussions for some time, according to Mundo Deportivo, the alternatives being a remodelling of the present structure or the building of a more comfortable, accessible and cost effective modern arena on a par with the best in the world,

A report some months ago called for the return of Espai Barca, a project that was first mooted around five years back that trumpeted the modernisation of the existing facilities with a hotel, more office space, a shopping centre and additional parking.

It also included plans to increase the capacity to around 105,000, but Barca President Sandro Rosell has stated that for economic reasons any work undertaken would span at least three to four years.

Vice-President Javier Faus will to unveil a financial and strategic plan at today’s meeting and it is expected that any proposals will then be put to a referendum in the near future

Delegates can be expected listen to a 40-minute presentation that will set out the club’s objectives for the next four years.

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