BARCELONA — Barcelona claims its proposed new Camp Nou stadium will form part of the "best sporting complex in the world."
The Catalan club unveiled further plans for the renovation of its famous home Monday and outlined its vision for the new "Espai Barca" in Les Corts.
Barca originally revealed plans for the new stadium last month, three days prior to the departure of former president Sandro Rosell. The 600 million euro project, which will see the capacity rise to 105,000, will also include a retractable roof and will be partly funded by naming rights, the club announced.
And on Monday, the Blaugrana revealed further details of the proposed project, which will be put to a vote for club socios on April 5 or 6.
The Espai Barca will also feature an indoor arena with 12,000 seats, a new ice rink, a "social space" for socios and supporters' groups, a shopping center, offices, the old La Masia building and 5,000 parking spots.
"This will be the best sporting complex in the world," Barca vice president Javier Faus told reporters in a press conference Monday. "No other city will have the complex we are thinking of — not London, not New York, not Paris, not Madrid."
Faus also revealed that the 600 million euros would cover the cost of the entire Espai Barca, not just the new stadium, with a quarter of the total outlay raised by the sale of naming rights.
"The stadium's 'second name' will bring in 150 million euros — and it will be decided by an international contest," he said. "The 600 million euro costs includes the stadium and the entire project. The club have been looking to improve the installations for the last 20 years. This is the project that the club and Barca deserve."
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