Joan Laporta, president of FC Barcelona, has confirmed that FC Barcelona will play its matches at the Montjuic stadium for a year while the Camp Nou is being renovated, which will be delivered in 2025, APA reports citing All Football App.
Joan Laporta blew the first candle of his new term as president of FC Barcelona on Monday. The opportunity to convey several messages in an interview with Barça TV, the club’s media, on Monday. He mentioned the transfer window, Lionel Messi, Ronald Koeman but also the work of the new Camp Nou, which will begin in the coming months.
“Everything is planned for the town hall, hopefully, to grant us the final license in April, he detailed. In July, we anticipate the competition of the construction companies that will come forward to build the stadium and the decision will be taken in September, but we already have a license that allows us to do the urbanization works and we will start them at the end of the season at a good pace.” “We have stopped a situation that was not desirable and we are recovering: in 2024 it will be the 125th anniversary and in 2025, if all goes well, we will have the new stadium”, adds the leader.
It will be just one season, if all goes well”
He also unveiled the place where the team’s matches will be played during the works. “We have few options, underlines Laporta. If we have to play outside the Camp Nou, the most viable and logical option is Montjuic. We have studied other options but they were difficult or not feasible at all. At first we thought of an extension, but there were accessibility problems. It was either to stay here and delay the inauguration or go to Montjuïc. But it will be a season, just a season, if everything is going well.” The Olympic stadium located on the heights of the Catalan city has long hosted Espanyol matches, until 2009.
“Everything surrounding the Espai Barça (the global renovation project, editor’s note) is becoming more and more exciting, he concludes. The new stadium will be an architectural jewel, with more activity. This will generate resources. Barcelona will have another leisure space to spend a whole day in. They will be facilities open to the city with the Nou Palau, the Camp Nou, the Palau de Gel… It’s a city project.”