Barca members give Nou Camp redevelopment the green light

The Nou Camp is the home of Spanish giants Barcelona.

Barcelona members have voted in favor of a £496million redevelopment of the club’s Nou Camp stadium.

The radical plans will see the current Nou Camp revamped, its capacity increased more than 5,000 to 105,000 and a roof added.

The space around the stadium will also be redeveloped to include an ice rink, modern office facilities and a 5,000-space car park.

Around one third of Barca members voted in the referendum, 72% approving work due to begin in May 2017 and conclude in February 2021.

President Josep Maria Bartomeu said: "Days like today are when the world sees what FC Barcelona is and means. The support for the proposal has been extraordinary.

"I’m very satisfied. It’s a great day, a democratic festival for the Barca members. Voting made me very happy, as did seeing so many votes cast by members. It’s a huge project that will improve the club for years to come.

DRAWING UP CONCLUSIONS

"The most important thing is that the members decide in a massive way. The members have given me strength. We will continue to work very hard like we always have and we continue to solve problems."Barcelona members have voted in favor of a £496million redevelopment of the club’s Nou Camp stadium.

The radical plans will see the current Nou Camp revamped, its capacity increased more than 5,000 to 105,000 and a roof added.

The space around the stadium will also be redeveloped to include an ice rink, modern office facilities and a 5,000-space car park.

Around one third of Barca members voted in the referendum, 72% approving work due to begin in May 2017 and conclude in February 2021.

President Josep Maria Bartomeu said: "Days like today are when the world sees what FC Barcelona is and means. The support for the proposal has been extraordinary.

"I’m very satisfied. It’s a great day, a democratic festival for the Barca members. Voting made me very happy, as did seeing so many votes cast by members. It’s a huge project that will improve the club for years to come.

"The most important thing is that the members decide in a massive way. The members have given me strength. We will continue to work very hard like we always have and we continue to solve problems."