The Camp Nou pitch transplant will be delayed until after the King’s Cup match against Osasuna as the Club will import the new pitch from Germany and begin the transplant process on January 4.
FC Barcelona will change the pitch at the Camp Nou after the away game of the last-16 King’s Cup playoff against Osasuna. The game will be played at Barça’s stadium on January 4 at 22.00 hrs. FC Barcelona has withdrawn its petition to the RFEF and Osasuna to change the order of the knockout round games. The first game that Guardiola’s men will play on the Camp Nou’s new pitch will be on the Liga’s matchday 19 fixture against Betis on January 15.
The pitch transplant, which was initially scheduled to be finished on the 29th of December, has been delayed due to the recommendation made by the project manager to bring in German turf, which is optimal for colder climates. The pitch might be changed once again in the spring, the Club would import the turf from Bordeaux, which is optimal for Barcelona’s springtime climate.
FC Barcelona will spare no effort or resources to guarantee the best possible pitch for the first team. (via FCBarcelona.cat)