Toni Freixa, the spokesman for the FC Barcelona board of directors, discussed a few interesting topics yesterday, previewing what will be the critical topics at the next Assembly for Members on September 22. The most interesting piece of business will be around the future of where FC Barcelona fans will attend home games. In a very round about way, saying that he isn’t calling a referendum but asks for members to authorize the calling of a referendum, Freixa is laying the foundation for members to vote on whether the current Camp Nou will be renovated and expanded, or if a brand new stadium will be constructed. A few years back, a story leaked on the internet claiming that club socio and architect Emili Vidal had been contracted to put plans together for FC Barcelona’s 150,000 seater “Stadium at Sea”. It would be built on an artificial island in the middle of the Mediterranean just off the coast of Barcelona. From the images that were obtained, it looks absolutely spectacular and is completely innovative. However, there is massive value in history and heritage, and I believe the socios will find it very difficult to part from the beloved Camp Nou.
totalBarça will have a follow up of this story when and if the topic is voted on later this month.
Sources: Mundo Deportivo, fcbarcelona.com