Barcelona Unveil Plans To Extend Camp Nou To 105,000

Barcelona's Camp Nou is one of the most iconic cathedrals of football in Europe and now the La Liga champions' stadium may be getting a bit of a revamp as they've revealed their new plans.

The Camp Nou opened its doors in the 1950s and Barcelona's ground has been home to some of the greatest football teams in the history of the sport with Johan Cruyff's 'Dream Team' and Pep Guardiola's side amongst the best ever.

Among the current crop are still some of the best players in the world and in Lionel Messi they have the best player on earth today, possibly ever and the man was even voted the greatest sportsperson ever this last week.

The Camp Nou in all its splendour. Image: PA Images
The Camp Nou in all its splendour. Image: PA Images

Currently 99,354 people can fit into the stadium and see the La Liga champions and fans can sit on the top row of some of the stands and see the city around them with the open stadium.

In the next three years though that is all set to change. The club today unveiled a video showing how the stadium will change in the next three years in a revamp.

The club are set to extend the capacity to 105,000 which would make it the second largest football stadium in the world behind North Korea's Rungrado 1st of May Stadium.

A new roof will cover the three sides of the stadium that aren't currently covered and construction will begin post season in 2019 and over three summers so the club still able to play games at the stadium.

The plans include a new smaller stadium for youth and reserve teams to play their games on the site of the training ground and will be named after Johan Cruyff.

The basketball team will also get a new arena for their games as part of the project.

Ryan Sidle

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