Board of Directors spokesman Toni Freixa explains that the Board will make a definitive decision on the future of the Camp Nou in the first weeks of 2014
The Board were made privy to studies made on the construction of a new stadium on land adjacent to Diagonal and the construction of a new stadium that would use the current structure of the Camp Nou
Board ratifies the Collective Agreement
According to spokesman Toni Freixa, the Board of Directors, during their meeting this Monday, ratified the 8th Club Staff Collective Agreement that Club employees approved during the General Assembly in November. The agreement stipulates a five-year deal, June 2012 through June 2017, making it the longest standing agreement in Club history.
The Camp Nou project was the main focus of the Board of Directors meeting this Monday afternoon. After the meeting, Board spokesman Toni Freixa indicated that the directors hadn’t made a definitive decision on the project and that another meeting could take place in the first two weeks of January.
Freixa went on to say that the board had reviewed “the conclusions of the consultants’ reports” which studied two possible courses of action regarding the Camp Nou: “The construction of a new stadium on the land on Diagonal, property which belongs to the University of Barcelona, and a profound remodeling project that would constitute a new stadium keeping current structure of the Camp Nou.”
The spokesman then highlighted what the two projects have in common: both would have a capacity of 105,000 spectators, the stadium would be covered, there will be a construction of a new Palau with a capacity of 12,000 spectators, an adjacent court with a capacity of 2,000 spectators, 6,000 new parking spots and access to the Ciutat Esportiva of the Miniestadi.”
Freixa confirmed that “we’ve made advances, we have all the information and we’re in a position to make a decision.” He also noted that any project submitted for referendum will need to satisfy three prerequisites: “They need to be viable from a technical perspective, urbanist and economic. We would never submit a project that would endanger the sustainability of the Club.”