Nou Camp (foto: uradna spletna stran kluba)
Barcelona's iconic Nou Camp stadium, a bastion of football history, is currently unrecognizable as it undergoes a massive £1 billion revamp.
The extensive renovation project, set to be completed by the 2025/26 season, aims to modernize the stadium for the future, expanding its seating capacity to 105,000 and adding a roof.
Built in 1957, the Nou Camp has been the stage for countless legendary matches and nearly 100,000 roaring fans. Today, it stands as a construction site, with cranes and trucks where the lush pitch once lay. Every seat has been removed, now offered as memorabilia to dedicated fans, leaving the stands eerily bare. Barcelona has temporarily relocated to the Estadi Lluis Companys, the 1992 Olympic venue, as their home undergoes this transformative process.
The renovation is a clear statement from Barcelona, reflecting their commitment to maintaining their status at the pinnacle of world football. The project is not just about expanding capacity and adding modern amenities; it's about preserving the legacy of the Nou Camp while ensuring the facility meets the demands of the future.