The remodelling of the historic Camp Nou football stadium in Barcelona, Spain, will be led by Limak Construction.
The football club announced that the Turkish building company would start work on what is now called the Spotify Camp Nou in June this year, with a return to football in the stadium by November 2024 (with 50% capacity) and full completion by June 2026.
The Camp Nou is already the largest football stadium in Europe, but the renovation work will increase the seating capacity from its current 99,350 to 105,000.
The stadium revamp is part of a wider project, known as Espai Barça (Barca space), which will include the Palau Blaugrana arena, set to hold 10,000 spectators, as well as a number of leisure and mixed-use areas and structures.
The total value of the Espai Barça project is reported to be around €1.5 billion (US$1.6 billion).
In a press conference following the announcement of Limak’s appointment to the project, FC Barcelona’s vice president, Elena Fort, said, “The members of the board of directors who attended the meeting unanimously approved the company to carry out the remodelling work on Spotify Camp Nou.
“We want the Spotify Camp Nou to be built in the shortest possible time at the best price; two things that this company can do.”