DECISION TO BE MADE ON NOU CAMP DEVELOPMENT

A decision is likely to be made by the end of the year as to whether Barcelona will redevelop their current home or move to a new stadium, it was announced yesterday.

The Catalan club have played at the Nou Camp since 1957, with its capacity of just under 100,000 the stadium the largest in Europe.

The club's board believe that an extra €25 million could be generated in match-day revenue once redevelopment plans are completed.

Barcelona Economic Vice President Javier Faus confirmed plans were already in place with regards to stadium improvements, with a fans referendum potentially being held as early as next season.

"We have three proposals on the table, some more advanced than others but all with leading companies," he said."The options are to build a new stadium on the current site, build a new stadium in another location or reform the current stadium."

The news comes days after the announcement that Gerardo Martino would become the club's new manager following Tito Vilanova's resignation due to ill health.

Posted on 25/07/2013