0 FC Barcelona target global dominance with €600m Espai Barça sports district

FCBarcelonaFC Barcelona has unveiled new information about its ambitious plans to create "the most important sports project in Europe and the world."

The club has revealed details of the financing, design and long-term vision for its €600m (US$651.9m, £467.4m) Espai Barça sports district ahead of a major announcement, expected this month, on the architecture team who will redevelop the Nou Camp into a "state-of-the-art, 105,000-capacity stadium that will be one of the very best in the world."

The Espai Barça district will include the new-look Nou Camp alongside a 6,000-capacity UEFA category III Miniestadi for its youth teams - designed by Batlle i Roig Arquitectes. There will also be the New Palau Blaugrana - a multi-sports and concert arena created by US sports architects HOK and Spanish practice TAC Arquitectes.

In addition, new administrative buildings will be constructed, existing facilities will be reorganised and the club's museum and shop will be expanded.

"The project will generate new opportunities for the our social and economic development, increase revenue and the value of the club's assets, boost sponsorship, improve conditions for our athletes, recover architectural excellence, achieve environmental sustainability and create venues for a 21st century Barça," said the club. "It reflects a trend shaping sports districts across the globe as they aim to generate activity 365 days a year.

You can read the full article from Sports Management HERE

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