Barcelona has agreed to move away from Camp Nou in 2023/24 season for completing the stadium renovation. Their iconic venue is set to go under construction in June as apart of Espai Barça project.
The Catalan-based club has released their official statement regarding this plan:
"Renovation work on the Camp Nou, the epicentre of the Espai Barça project, will begin this June, as soon as the football season has ended, and in accordance with the building permit approved this morning. The work will focus on the first and second tier, technological aspects, the environs of the stadium, and exterior urbanisation. Actions inside the Camp Nou will include the demolition of the additional structure in the South Goal zone where the Medical Centre was located, restoration work, anti-carbonation and waterproofing of the stands, as well as structural finishes and the improvement and renovation of retransmission systems."
The new Camp Nou stadium will be renamed 'Spotify Camp Nou' when it is relaunched later in 2025/26 season after Blaugrana has sealed €280 million-worth deal with the Swedish-based music streaming service. Next Season Xavi's men will still be using Camp Nou but with the reduced capacity to 50 percent from the current one.
The construction starts on the first and second tier plus the exterior of the ground before demolishing and rebuilding the third tier plus. The roof for both stands will be added and plastered with photovoltaic panels. Furthermore, there will be a 360-degree screen inside the stadium as well. This overhaul would cost approximately £1.27 billion.
While the stadium is being fully renovated, the Catalan side are hosting their home games in Montuijc Stadium which can hold over 60,000 fans. It was build in 1929 for bidding the host of 1936 Olympics Games. The venue did eventually have a chance to host it in 1992 and had been used as the home side of Espanyol from 1995 to 2008.
As the fifth largest one in Spain, Montuijc Stadium has been chosen for staging nine Copa Del Rey finals with the last one in 2004 edition. At that time, Real Madrid with their Los Galacticos squad was surprisingly beaten by Real Zaragoza led by the World Cup 2010 hero David Villa. It has been selected for a venue for Spain national team friendly games and Andorra national team for their international fixtures, including world cup qualifiers till 2008, as well as a number of concerts by worldwide artists such as Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, Madonna, U2 to Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Shakira, One Direction and Ed Sheeran.