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SBD Global/February 7, 2014/Franchises

Barcelona Members Group Wants Camp Nou Fate Decided During Election Period

A group of Barcelona members is demanding that the club cancel the referendum scheduled for April, when members will vote on a proposed renovation of Camp Nou, according to the EFE. The proposed renovation project's budget will cost €600M ($816.2M). The group -- "Blaugranes a taula" -- making the demand "includes former club execs Jordi Torrent Sala, Albert Perrin Calvet and Jaume Ferrer Graupera." The "motivation behind the claim is that the most important decision for the next 50 years should 'not be determined with this degree of uncertainty and on such short notice.'" Blaugranes a taula is "only focused on the Camp Nou referendum and is not involved in the debate regarding Josep Maria Bartomeu replacing Sandro Rosell as Barcelona president." The group is "requesting that the referendum be held during an election period and not through a referendum" (EFE, 2/6).
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