The Ordinary General Assembly will need to approve some of the Board's proposals / PHOTO: GERMÁN PARGA - FCB

The FC Barcelona Board of Directors held an ordinary session this afternoon, where it was agreed that the next General Assembly of Delegate Members will be held on October 18 at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, the first session starting at 11.30 AM CET and the second at 12.00. There will be a break from 2.00 PM to 3.00 PM.

The Board also agreed to the budget for 2014/15, which must be approved by the delegate members and has been set at 539 million euros turnover and 509 million in operating costs, with a net after-tax and financial costs result of 18 million euros.

It was also agreed that a Delegates Office will be opened, which will be located in the vicinity of the Barcelona Supporters Services Office (OAB), to cater for and communicate with the delegate members up until the date when the Assembly is held. The regulations for this service’s operations will be announced over the next few days.

The Board also gave the go-ahead for different commercial deals, including one with Head & Shoulders in India and the Philippines, and which extends a previous agreement for five Asian countries, as well as the development of a videogame in Japan with CWS Brains.

Another decision concerned the marketing of the digital advertising hoardings in the Camp Nou in association with Mediapro for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons.

The meeting also agreed to the setting up of two FCBEscola academies in Istanbul and Sao Paulo, the former in collaboration with club sponsor Avea.

Posthumous honour for Tito Vilanova

The Board gave its unanimous approval of the proposal to rename pitch number one at the Ciutat Esportiva after Tito Vilanova in posthumous honour of the former FC Barcelona player and manager.

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