Barcelona tear down Nou Camp with cranes in shocking footage of the stadium's demolition
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Footage has emerged of the Nou Camp being torn down to rubble as Barcelona push ahead with plans to redevelop the iconic stadium.
A bold redevelopment of the ground has seen cranes tearing down the strand’s structures, just six weeks after the La Liga champions played their final match there.
Barcelona’s £1.25billion refurbishment of the ground is ongoing with the hope a new look Nou Camp will be opened in full for the 2025-26 campaign.
Last July the Catalan giants announced they would leave their historic home and play the 2023-24 season at the Olympic Stadium, which hosted the 1992 Summer Games.
The temporary home is only a short distance across the city from the Nou Camp so should not cause too much disruption for Xavi’s squad.
The Nou Camp will see its capacity increase from 99,354 seats to 105,000, while the renovation will also include a sloped solar-panelled roof, with the ability to capture rainwater to maintain the pitch.
The stadium's name will also be officially changed to the 'Spotify Nou Camp' as part of their sponsorship with the music streaming platform.
The stadium being torn down by cranes can be seen in the footage below, courtesy of Mundo Deportivo.
Fans react to Camp Nou demolition
Football fans across the world have reacted to footage of the Camp Nou’s demolition.
While several pointed out that it was in dire need of refurbishment, many noted the ground’s iconic status.
Crystal Palace fan, HLTCO, tweeted: “Seeing Camp Nou being demolished has genuinely made me feel a pang of sadness. It’s one of football’s most iconic stadiums, regardless of who you support.
“I went there on a school trip years ago and was blown away by the size of the place.”
Another Twitter user, LeeNoble20 said: “End of an era. I have been a few times including to watch Barca v Sevilla where Messi scored a hat trick.
“Unreal; will never forget it. People want big spaceship-style stadiums now. San Siro going as well.”
DanielS0N95 added: “I remember going there on a tour with my mum when I was about 6, my tiny mind was blown.”