FC Barcelona has made its agreement with Limak official in the presence of a notary public. The Turkish company will be taking charge of the restructuring work on Spotify Camp Nou, which is set to begin next June as soon as the football season is over. The Board of Directors ratified and announced their decision last Monday 9 January 2023.
The agreement was officially signed on Tuesday in the Josep Sunyol presidential box in the presence of Joan Laporta, president of FC Barcelona, while Limak was represented by Nihat Özdemir, president of Limak Holdings together with Haldun Fırat Köktürk, a member of the Limak Yatırım board. Laporta was also joined by other members of the Club's Board of Directors. The signing ceremony was also attended by the Turkish ambassador in Spain, Burak Akçapar, and the Turkish general consul in Barcelona, Selen Evcit. President Limak was also joined by company representatives, Ebru Özdemir, chair of Limak Holding, and Serdar Bacaksız, vice president of Limak Holding.
So, the agreement is now official, thus confirming the adjudication of a project that will play such a key role in reshaping the club’s future.
Statement by Joan Laporta, president of FC Barcelona
“The new stadium will be the jewel in the crown of Espai Barça, the transformation and modernization project of one of the most important sports facilities that has been carried out in Catalonia since the 1992 Olympic Games. The new Spotify Camp Nou is the legacy we will leave to our sons and daughters, to our grandsons and granddaughters Barcelona fans”. “The construction project of the new stadium entails a great professional responsibility for both parties, Club and Limak, which we assume with the maximum guarantees of success until the month of November 2024, coinciding with the start of the celebration of Barça's 125th anniversary”.
Statement by Nihat Özdemir, president of Limak Holdings
“Today’s signing means a lot, and this is a much greater responsibility than upgrading a stadium because the future Spotify Camp Nou is not only important to FC Barcelona and its fans, but also to the city of Barcelona and Catalonia. By being adjudicated this project to restructure the future Spotify Camp Nou following a competitive tender, this project shows that we can broaden Limak’s vision and horizons, and we are proud and expectant about it… This expectancy motivates us to complete a facility that all people of Barcelona will be able to feel proud of in the not-too-distant future.”