The FC Barcelona Board of Directors meeting served to give the green light to various commercial agreements, one of which was to extend their contract with Castle Beer in Africa, which opens up markets in Nigeria and Kenya. The agreement with Freixenet to be the club’s official cava has also been extended until 2016.
Furthermore, the board has also announced details of its decision not to pursue damages against the former board and of its decision to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over FIFA decision to sanction the club for the signing of players under the age of 18.
With regards to membership fees for 2015, the board has agreed that it will only rise in line with inflation in Catalonia (which currently incurs a rise of 0.1%) in agreement with the board’s commitment during its current mandate. Also as of the 1st of January, 2015, the club will welcome 377 new members via the ‘fourth way’ process, the commitment license.