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Barcelona stadium set to house remains of 26,000 dead supporters

Josh Lawless

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Barcelona stadium set to house remains of 26,000 dead supporters

Barcelona's stadium is set to house remains of 26,000 cremated supporters once it is complete.

The Nou Camp, Barcelona's home since 1956, has been knocked and is currently undergoing a significant revamp in order to give it a more modern feel.

The project has been in the works since 2016 and was initially slated to start building work in 2019.

Delays caused by various factors meant the start date ended up being June 2023, with Xavi's side now playing home games at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys.

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Renovation on the the Nou Camp is expected to be complete in 2026 and it will include a unique addition.

According to the club's official website, there will be space for a memorial dedicated to season ticket holders who passed away.

The space will be 180 square metres will be made available for 9,000 commemorative plaques and 26,000 funeral urns.

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Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Permits have been granted and the urns will be situated behind murals of some of the best moments in the Barca's 125 history.

The club say the area will be an "open, warm space" with four lit cubes which will simulate skylights.

Barcelona members will be given priority and can purchase plots before the rest of the pack.

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They went on sale on Tuesday 31 October and will then be available to general public in two weeks.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Urns will cost between €250 and €6,000 euros, with the commemorative plaques setting fans back €300 euros.

Barcelona are hoping to increase the capacity of the Nou Camp from 99,000 to 105,000 but also ensure the facility is state-of-the-art.

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The total cost of the project, which includes a loped solar-panelled roof, is said to be £1.25 billion.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Barcelona, La Liga

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