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After Real Madrid: see the billions Barcelona plan to spend to revamp Camp Nou

Despite the financial woes of the club, FC Barcelona are set for a renovation of their historic stadium Camp Nou and have set aside a billion pounds budget.  

Camp Nou
Camp Nou

FC Barcelona are going through one of the most difficult financially challenging times in their history. They lost their greatest player in history to PSG at the beginning of the season due to financial constraint and are begging their players to take a pay cut. 

They are planning to rival Real Madrid who just renovated Santiago Benarbue to meet up with 21st century standards. Plans have been published to completely overhaul the old structure. Barcelona plans to invest €1.5 billion (£1.6bn) to transform the ground into a 105,000-seater stadium.

Despite being in debt of around €1.5bn and almost going bankrupt after the pandemic. It's their ambition to build a state of the art structure befitting of the club's history and reputation. 

The Camp Nou built in 1957 at a capacity of over 90 thousand, it's looking tired and in need of an upgrade just like other Top Clubs such as Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena, Arsenal's Emirates Stadium and Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano. The plan was first unveiled in 2014 but was abandoned because of the club's internal crisis. However the plan has been revisited and will commence soonest. It is revealed that the renovation will start by 2022 and end by 2025.

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