During today’s General Assembly meeting, FC Barcelona members had the opportunity to see the latest developments in the Espai Barça, a project that will completely transform all FC Barcelona venues, including the iconic Camp Nou.
Espai Barça will be integrated harmoniously within Barcelona’s Les Corts neighborhood and will include the construction of the New Camp Nou, which will hold around 105,000 spectators, maintaining its reign as the largest stadium in Europe. A new Palau Blaugrana (arena) for 12,500 spectators will be built on the site of the current Mini Estadi.
The scope of the proposal also includes moving the Mini Estadi to the Estadi Johan Cruyff, near FC Barcelona’s Training Center in Sant Joan Despí. The development of club activities where the current Palau Blaugrana is located, including offices, the Camp Nou Megastore and dining options, will see the creation of open areas and public pathways that will better integrate club activities with the surrounding community as well as improve accessibility and parking.
The project, which is expected to be completed by the 2023-2024 season, will be an example of the best practices in energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.
The member delegates in attendance at the General Assembly also gave their approval in two economic votes held. The delegates approved the 2017/18 economic report, which was presented by Board Treasurer Enric Tombas and which showed revenues of €914m ($1.05bn). The vote was 721 yea, 98 nay, and 51 blank.
The figure of €914m also means Barça is the first sports club in history to have topped the $1bn mark in revenues.
The green light was also given to the 2018/19 budget, which was presented by FC Barcelona CEO Òscar Grau and which forecasts revenues of €960m ($1.105bn). The vote on the budget was 680 yea, 82 nay, and 62 blank.