Barcelona have unveiled plans to increase the Nou Camp to a capacity of 105,000.
Having put together and designed the (almost) perfect squad, Barcelona are now going one step further and upgrading their iconic Nou Camp – can they really make that beast of a venue any bigger?!
“The Nikken Sekkei + Pascual i Ausio Arquitectes proposal stands out for being open, elegant, serene, timeless Mediterranean and democratic.
Excited about the project that we've chosen for the Camp Nou of the future. Good news for Barça fans everywhere #NouCampNou
— Josep Maria Bartomeu (@jmbartomeu) March 8, 2016
Side note: #NouCampNou is a punderful hashtag, and whoever came up with, deserves a raise.
The upgrade of the Nou Camp will take a total of four years, with the current capacity just a few hundred seats under breaking the six-figure mark, and will see the home of the La Liga giants become the second largest stadium in the world – a considerable 45,000 less than Rungrado May Day stadium in North Korea (there’s a joke in there about overcompensating, but this isn’t the time or the place).
The upgrades aren’t too exciting – sadly there will be no Robot Wars arena in the basement – but, again, it highlights Barca’s place as one of the elite clubs in football, whilst high profile Premier League teams like Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Liverpool only just getting together their new stadium plans, that will, once done, barely be 50% the size of the new Nou Camp.
Following the news of the Nou Camp expansion, you imagine the powers that be at the Bernabeu reacted along the lines of this…
…before then implementing plans to build a 378,467,986,213 seater stadium made out of pure gold and the tears of a mermaid.