Barcelona are currently going through a rough financial phase. They have been in debt and was also unable to re-sign their talisman Lionel Messi, who went to PSG on a free transfer.
However new president, Joan Laporta wants to go ahead with the Espai Barca project. The project will see a number of new buildings, as well as renovations of the Camp Nou and the Palau arena, where the Basketball team plays. The estimated cost of the Espai Barca project is around €1.5billion. Barcelona will now have to find €1.5billion in financing.
The decision to go ahead with the project was put to the fans and 87% of them agreed with Laporta to go ahead with the project.
Barcelona fans vote in favour of Espai Barca which will see the Camp Nou revamped
“The members have decided the direction the club should take. Barca has become a pioneer among big sporting clubs with the electronic vote.”
“Once again, a very important decision has been in the hands of the members.”
“I am excited and ecstatic when I see the mock-ups of Camp Nou and the new arena. It will be a step forward in our lives.”