The great Barcelona’s home ground of Nou Camp, which means “new field” in Catalan, is no longer very new…it’s 60-years old and Europe’s biggest stadium.
Not going to lie…for a stadium that is 60-years old, it looks pretty amazing to me. Great players like Lionel Messi, Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho, and Ronaldo have all plied their trade on this fantastic pitch.
In saying the above, even though it looks amazing to me, it does need an uplift and that it will get.
How about a £550 million revamp, with a boosted 105,000 capacity (currently 99,000), new indoor arena, and a roof that catches rain in order to water the pitch?
Construction is scheduled to begin in 2019 and it will be done in phases over four years. The ground will remain open ahead of its expected 2022-23 season kick-off.
Nou Camp is on my bucket list of stadiums to visit…dreams to come true !!