Barcelona VP Talks Up Proposed Stadium Renovations; Architect To Be Selected In '16
Barcelona Economic VP Javier Faus on Monday said that the club's "new Camp Nou ground will make the Catalan capital the envy of cities the world over," according to Dermot Corrigan of ESPN. Barça "announced last month that the club's members would vote on whether to accept" the board's plan for a €600M ($811M) "redevelopment of the entire Camp Nou complex, with the vote being held in early April." Faus "showed off images" of how the new -- fully covered -- Camp Nou "might look, although these were just possibilities" given the plan is to hold a design competition in '16, once the vote "was passed this year and funding for the project put in place" in '15. Construction would then begin in May '17, with "everything completed" by Feb. '21 (ESPN, 2/3).