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Barcelona get approval to redevelop Camp Nou

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Barcelona have confirmed they have received approval to renovate and extend the Camp Nou.

The club can now press ahead and work is expected to begin in summer 2019 and be completed by 2022.

The project is expected to cost the club a whopping €600 million and will increase the capacity of the stadium to 105,000.

The plans also include implementing a roof, building a new Palau Blaugrana and regenerating areas around the stadium

Barca will fund the project but president Josep Maria Bartomeu said the huge cost would not affect their ability to sign players.

“The Espai Barca has its own economic independence,” he said

”It will be financed by naming rights and other types of investment. It will not interfere with the management of the club. We can still make signings.”

Source | ESPN

There’s also the question of the name with the club still believed to be in talks with sponsors over naming rights.