Camp Nou chief would “think twice” before following Spurs and opening stadium to other events

10 April 2019

Camp Nou
Photo: Getty Images "Ambiance is king, so we are not going to do something to the extent that it somehow compromises our core business – which is soccer,” says Mannarelli, an American architect and project director of the Espai Barça development that will expand the capacity at Camp Nou from 99,354 to 105,000.

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Henrik Lønne loenne@offthepitch.com

Since opening in 1957, Camp Nou has been the venue for a whole list of moments that have entered football history.

Eenovated in 1995 and 2008, the stadium is currently part of the Espai Barça redevelopment project that will expand capacity from 99,354 to 105,000.

The project will replace the Palau Blaugrana arena, which hosts basketball, handball, futsal and roller hockey, with the venue going from a capacity of 7,585 to 12,500.

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