FC Barcelona – La Liga Would speed up stadium reconstruction work
As well as the obvious sporting and financial issues that the next Barcelona president will have to deal with, there is also the small matter of the Camp Nou redevelopment which has been signed off on, and Joan Laporta has opened the door for the team to play two and a half years away from the Camp Nou to speed up construction.
Laporta is considered by many as the favourite to win the upcoming Barcelona elections, and he outlined his plans for the stadium redevelopment.
“It will be necessary to decide whether to play two and a half years in another stadium whilst the works are being carried out,” Laporta explained.
“Alternatively, we could combine these works with matches at the Camp Nou, but that would take five years.”
Juli Guiu, who would be a director in Laporta‘s administration, is in charge of deciding the naming rights for the stadium.
“We will not sell them for 20 years, although the new Palau Blaugrana may have a different name to the Camp Nou, as will the rest of the facilities,” he added.