Nothing worries FC Barcelona more right now than the transfer next season to the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium for the works on the new Camp Nou Spotify, which will begin at the end of May after the match against Mallorca scheduled for the 27th or 28th. It upsets the majority of the Barcelona fans and occupies the board of directors chaired by Joan Laporta due to a season ticket and money problem because the club will stop earning 55 million, 38 less than the 93 expected. “The march must be for the minimum time foreseen”, announced the institutional vice-president Elena Fort during the presentation of the capacity model and the mobility plan prepared for Montjuïc.
The plan provides for the team’s return to the Camp Nou by November 2024, at which time the stadium’s dome will still have to be built and the capacity will be 70% when the capacity is around 94,000 spectators. The seats available at the Olympic Stadium will be 49,472 out of 54,367 -the rest have zero or reduced visibility- and therefore there will be a reduction in Camp Nou season ticket holders: only 27,385 of the current 83,500 will be able to go to Montjuïc because the remaining 22,087 seats they will be used for sale to the public and for FC Barcelona commitments. “All members will lose their membership status and start from scratch,” specified Fort.
Thus, the 27,385 locations for members will be raffled with prices that will range between 723 euros and 1,738, amounts more than 30% higher than the Camp Nou. Those interested must fill out a form that will be available from May 2 on the FC Barcelona website and app. Season ticket holders who have attended at least 85% of the Camp Nou matches will have preference to choose a seat in the first 48 hours.
Barça estimates that the team will play around 40 games at Montjuïc before returning to the Spotify Camp Nou. The aspiration of the directive is that the field is always filled after turning each game into a party that attracts a lot of people, especially tourists, because it is estimated that many subscribers will resign either because they do not like the stage, or because of the difficulties to obtain the subscription – the Seient Lliure, the child passport and the subscription for the supporters clubs are also suppressed; In addition, it will be difficult to access the Olympic Stadium by car.
The club will promote the use of public transport -regular bus, funicular and shuttle bus- and within the perimeter of the mountain only 1,000 cars with permission and 3,500 motorcycles will be able to enter, according to the plan devised from the Sustainability Area of the club directed by Jordi portabella. Barça will also pay some 20 million -which are already included in the financing of ‘Espai Barça’- to fit out the stadium and will invest 3.32 million to improve mobility while the contribution from Barcelona City Council will amount to 2.58 million.
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