Sunday, July 19, 2009

Camp Nou in the Sea?

Barcelona could be playing on their own island off the coast of the Catalan capital in a new 150,000-capacity stadium if a local architect were to have his way.

Emili Vidal has laid out ambitious plans to build the European champions a new arena that would stun the world of football and change the face of the Blaugrana.

La Vanguardia report that the visionary came up with the plans because he feels that the model of renovation that the club has accepted from Sir Norman Foster for Camp Nou is not enough.

While access problems will remain if the club stayed at their current location, Vidal's proposal would see the number of seats rise by over half if he was able to build a new stadium.

Situated in front of the Forum at the Diagonal Mar end of the city, the structure would stand on a man-made island off the coast and be accessible via a bridge.

Vidal may recognise that his idea may never come to fruition, but it has stirred the debate about what steps to take with the current stadium once again.


Camp Nou Stadium said...

Very informative post. The Picasso Museum has many works of art. Camp Nou is a must visit as it is the biggest stadium. You can see huge display of cups won, photographs of players in Barcelona FC Museum. Cathedral de la Santa Creu church is the most splendid and awe-inspiring church in the city. Definitive example of the modernity and sanguinity of Barcelona is Agbar Tower. You can enjoy many water sport activities in Port Vell.