FC Barcelona will play their home games away from Cam Nou for a year due to the Espai Barca project.
The Spanish giants presented plans which include a huge redevelopment of the Camp Nou and surrounding area which will take four years to complete and mean the team spends a season playing away from their traditional home according to reports from Marca.
The project, which if implemented, includes selling the naming rights to the stadium, and Barcelona have revealed that they are in discussions with various potential partners over deals that range between 10 and 20 years in length.
🚨 OFICIAL | El Barça venderá el nombre del nuevo Camp Nou.
🏟️ También del nuevo Palau.
👉 Esperan ganar 48 millones de euros anuales entre los dos. pic.twitter.com/1BrO9ahdgH
— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) December 1, 2021
The stadium modernization is predicted to be finished in 2025, while there are no set dates for the other facilities, which will include offices, a hotel, a multi-sports pavilion and a training center.
Barca are expected to still play in their home ground in the first year of works but will do so albeit with a partial closure, then in the second, they would need to play elsewhere, before returning in the third and fourth years, again, with some sections closed.