01 March 2012

The new Palau Blaugrana occupy the grounds of Mini Estadi

FC Barcelona balances the construction of a new Palau Blaugrana in the land where now stands the Mini Estadi, explained the club's asset management, Jordi Moix.

Barça are looking for an investor to take charge of building the new facility. The club azulgrana plans a concession which would cede the land free and operate the new Palau to another company in exchange it agrees to return within the time period agreed upon. The operation would cost the partner about 75 million euros. "You do not lose property, is a concession," he added Moix in an interview on 'Prime Toc' of RAC1. The site also "could take a brand name to make it viable economically."

With the disappearance of Mini Estadi, Barça B would move to the Ciutat Esportiva de Sant Joan Despi, in which field number 7 would be disputed matches The azulgrana subsidiary. This field is expanded with a new grandstand and the construction of a parking lot.

The old Palau Blaugrana will topple, and the area where it is located would be provided for the reorganization plan Espai Barça '. There he would build a hotel in concession, an auditorium, a space for clubs, a farmstead and the store would be located and offices.

Moix said the board will evaluate the project next week, and does not rule conclude before the end of the current mandate of Sandro Rosell, in June 2016, although it is "difficult." "You have to explain to the city, the processing would be between 8 and 20 months. Should be made also studies the building. And construction would take about two years," he estimated.

The new sports center would be done before the remodeling of the Camp Nou. A project costing Moix estimated 100 to 150 million euros. The intention of the club is "reform" the structure of the barcelonista stadium "to improve the comfort of the partners." The works would be internal, and the idea is to win the exhibition space to provide new services. This land would be gained by the construction of several outer rings, which would move the stairs and other vertical structures. (via SPORT)