Barcelona Set to Begin Partial Renovations of Camp Nou During Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Break

Barcelona Set to Begin Partial Renovations of Camp Nou During Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Break

  • Barcelona are preparing to commence renovations at the Camp Nou when the 2022 FIFA World Cup begins in Qatar
  • The Camp Nou which is one of the biggest stadiums in the world was first opened in 1957 and has been Barcelona’s home ground for 65 years
  • Barcelona will continue playing at the Camp Nou next season, but will relocate afterwards to Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys for one season

The Camp Nou is expected to witness some new changes as Barcelona are set to commence renovation works on their home stadium during the World Cup break.

The Camp Nou which was first opened in 1957 has been the home ground for Blaugrana ever since and Barcelona are now ready to make some massive upgrades to the 99,000 capacity stadium.

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Barcelona plans to increase the capacity of Camp Nou from 99,000 to 110,000 by the end of the 2023/23 season. Photo by Josep Lago
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According to Barca Universal, work has already begun to dismantle the giant video scoreboard at the South Goal of the Camp Nou which started on September 1.

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A large section of the third tier will be removed during the 2022 World Cup, with the outer ring set to be dismantled, alongside the cantilever roof of the South Goal and the half of the third tier that functioned as the counterweight.

The Camp Nou renovations will all be carried out in three stages. The Qatar World Cup will see the conclusion of the preliminary stage, which is currently in play.

Barcelona to play at Olympic Stadium during Camp Nou renovation

Meanwhile, Barcelona will play their 2023–24 season at the Olympic Stadium in the city while Camp Nou is being renovated, The Athletic reports.

Barcelona will play its matches at Camp Nou as usual this season, but when the 99,000-seat stadium's full reconstruction work begins, the team will move for one season to Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys.

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With a capacity of 60,713, Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys is Spain's fifth-largest stadium. It served as the venue for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and until 2009, RCD Espanyol called it home.

Barcelona jersey woe over as club expected to restock

Earlier, Sports Brief reported following Barcelona's bright start to the 2022/23 season, the Spanish giants are so popular at the moment that people can't even buy official shirts anymore.

The Catalonia-based club giants recorded an emphatic 5-1 victory over Victoria Plzen on matchday one of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

Unsurprisingly, the demand for the club's jersey has already hit the roof.

Source: Sports Brief News