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It will cost you an eye of the face: Barcelona presented its new stadium for 2023-24

The FC Barcelona ready the move. Starting in the 2023-24 season, the Barça team will play its home games at the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium in Montjuic while the Camp Nou undergoes renovations. However, moving house will not be cheap for the Catalans, as confirmed by the president on Tuesday Joan Laporta. According to the Barça director, the cost of the Catalan venue will reach 15 and 20 million euros. Together with the first deputy mayor of Barcelona, ​​Jaume Collboni, the lawyer also explained the details of the agreement that will speed up the work on Espai Barça.

According to Collboni, the fact that the Olympic becomes the stadium where Barcelona will play all its home games (in LaLiga and the Champions League) for a season implies minimal changes in the management of the facility, because “In this venue we are already used to managing large events”.

“In fact, the Olympic Stadium will not stop its ordinary activity, but will combine it with the dispute of the FC Barcelona matches in the 2023-24 season”, he added. The venue, where the 1992 Barcelona Games were held, was also used by Espanyol until its transfer to Cornellá-El Prat and has hosted numerous concerts.

Barça’s arrival at the Olympic Mountain will also involve an investment of 7.2 million euros in a mobility plan. The club, according to Jaume Collboni, will assume 64% of said investment, while the Barcelona council will contribute the other 36%.

The presentation of the new Barcelona stadium from 2023-24.

FC Barcelona, ​​for its part, has agreed to assume the cost of refurbishing the stadium so that it can host top-level football matches. This includes the reinforcement of the cleaning and security team in each of the events organized in the sports venue.

“We will adapt and modernize various services or auxiliary spaces in the stadium, such as the press box and the changing rooms, and we will also set up a private parking area, but these facilities are certainly very good and in very good condition”, Laporta stressed.

The president of FC Barcelona explained that, since the end of this season, the conditioning works of the first and second stands of the Camp Nou have been underway and will be operational for almost the entire next season. “They will always try to do it during the week to bother the members as little as possible on match days”accurate.

Already in the 2023-24 season, when the third tier and the roof of the new Camp Nou have to be built, the club will leave the stadium vacant and will move to Montjuïc. What has been totally ruled out is that the Barça entity advance to the next season its transfer to Lluís Companys in order to accelerate the works of the Espai Barça.

Therefore, it will not be until the 2023-24 campaign when the Olympic Mountain becomes “in the epicenter of barcelonismo”highlighted Joan Laporta, who confirmed that the club will create “a democratic system of rotation” so that all its members can see their team live at the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium as many times as possible.

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