WATCH: Barcelona unveil new mesmerising design of new Spotify Camp Nou Stadium, which is expected to be completed by 2026

Spotify Camp Nou gets well-needed upgrades as club look to inaugurate it by 2026.


WATCH: Barcelona unveil new mesmerising design of new Spotify Camp Nou Stadium, which is expected to be completed by 2026

New Camp Nou (Source: MArca)

FC Barcelona recently increased the excitement of their fans. Once completed, they have shared a CGI concept video of what their home ground, The Spotify Camp Nou, would look like. The stadium has been demolished to the floor. It is expected to be completed by 2026 and cost the club over €1.5 billion (£1.3bn/$1.6bn).

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The Espai Barca renovation project has been completed. The club has had to pull in all its efforts to fund the new dawn of Catalan fans to the club. Barcelona is currently playing their home games at Lluis Companys Olympic Stadium. This shall continue for another 18 months to complete the ground’s beautification.

The stadium was constructed in 1957, the fifth largest globally and the largest in Europe and Spain. It has a seating capacity of 99,354 and boasts a legacy only a few other stadiums could match. Barcelona sold the naming rights of their stadium in a deal worth $310 million to Spotify in 2022 to raise funds.

In the video, a new dome could be added to the gorgeous stadium, making atmospheric conditions even more accurate. All possible efforts have been made to make it look intimidating and a theatre where fans could get an experience of a lifetime.

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Seventeen-year-old La Masia graduate Marc Guiu debuts and scores for Barcelona


In a noteworthy display of trust in the La Masia football academy. Barcelona coach Xavi introduced 17-year-old Marc Guiu during a Spanish league match against Athletic Bilbao. Guiu was given his chance late in the second half. He seized the moment with a goal just 30 seconds into his debut. This achievement made Guiu the youngest Barcelona player to score in his debut at 17 years and 291 days.

Marc Guiu scores for FC Barcelona
Marc Guiu scores for FC Barcelona (Source: CNN)

Xavi, who rose through the ranks of La Masia, has consistently demonstrated a commitment to nurturing young talent within the club. He is showcasing a willingness to entrust them with opportunities in the first team. Xavi’s faith in La Masia’s talent pool was further underscored this year when he handed 16-year-old Lamine Yamal his debut in April. Guiu and Yamal are part of a new generation of La Masia players getting opportunities under Xavi’s leadership.

The tradition of promoting youth talents in Barcelona is a hallowed one. Legends like Lionel Messi have risen through the ranks in their early years at the club. This approach of providing opportunities to young prospects reflects the club’s commitment to nurturing its homegrown talent and instilling confidence in the next generation of players.

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