Spotify Camp Nou Gol Sur demolition work


Partners picked for next stage of Camp Nou development Image: MJR Group Ltd./Coliseum

Work started on September 1st to demolish part of the third tier of Gol Sur at Spotify Camp Nou. Among other works, the preliminary work of removing the Gol Sur video scoreboard began.

‘FC Barcelona’ stated that the Board of Directors has been informed of the progress of the above work.

Futbol Club Barcelona, commonly referred to as Barcelona and colloquially known as Barça, is a Spanish professional football club based in Barcelona (Spain), which competes in LaLiga, the top flight of Spanish football.

The 99,354-capacity Spotify Camp Nou is a football stadium in Barcelona, Spain. It opened in 1957 and has been the home stadium of FC Barcelona since its completion.

The Espai Barça development plan goes well beyond modernization and reconstruction of FC Barcelona’s home venue Spotify Camp Nou. In addition to increasing the capacity of the current stadium to 105,000 from circa 99,000 and completely revamping the current structure of Spotify Camp Nou, the Espai Barça project entails building a new Palau Blaugrana with a capacity of 15,000, an additional court with a capacity of 2,000, an ice rink, a new social area, a new commercial area, revamped club offices, La Masía (read FC Barcelona’s youth academy), and an additional 5,000 parking spots. This ambitious initiative has been in work for several years and is scheduled to be ready for the 2024-2025 seasons. In April 2014, Espai Barça was approved by the club’s members with a budget of $700 million.

‘FC Barcelona’ further stated that work is going on at a fast pace taking advantage of the hiatus in competitions due to the forthcoming World Cup to be held in Qatar in November and December.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup™ is scheduled to be the 22nd running of the FIFA World Cup™ competition, the quadrennial international men’s football championship contested by the senior national teams of the member-associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Qatar from November 21st to December 18th, 2022.

The Board of Directors expressed their gratitude to the members for their help and cooperation. Most of the members will be given similar seats in a different space or even better ones. A small group of members have opted to suspend their season tickets.

Meanwhile, the Advanced Basic Project for the refurbishment of Spotify Camp Nou with the Japanese company Nikken Sekkei helming along with IDOM and b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, is now considered complete, with their contract ending on August 15th, 2022. The contract has not been terminated as has been projected in a certain section of the media and has simply come to an end.

With the Basic Project complete, and tenders being floated for the construction project, the tender exercise is also now complete.

The tender has been won by Catalan companies Enginyeria i Arquitectura Torrella and Ingenieros JG. The construction phase of the new stadium will be based on the design of IDOM and b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos.

Simultaneously, the club is working on a deal with Nikken Sekkei, winner of the design competition in 2016, to remain linked to the project as Design Guardian for the Spotify Camp Nou development, supporting the tender process for the work, the putting together of the execution project and the management of work.

As part of a meeting with the President of FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta, which took place a few days ago, the College of Catalonia (COAC), via its Dean, Guim Costa i Calsamiglia, has been informed of the tender process as well as other aspects related to the development of Espai Barça.

In the coming months, the process of tender for the executive management of the project (building engineer), management of health and safety (work risks) and quality control will begin.

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