Barcelona consider leaving Camp Nou for new stadium

A general view of the Nou Camp home of FC Barcelona on April 27, 2009
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Barcelona reveal that they could leave Camp Nou for a new stadium in the future, but a decision will not be made until January.

Barcelona have revealed that they could leave Camp Nou for a new ground in the future.

The club's board of directors are planning to make a final decision in January, which could result in the Spanish giants moving to a new base.

Another option is to extend their current ground of Camp Nou, increasing the capacity to 105,000.

Board spokesman Toni Freixa told the club's official website: "The construction of a new stadium on the land on Diagonal, property which belongs to the University of Barcelona, or a profound remodelling project that would constitute a new stadium keeping the current structure of the Camp Nou.

"Both would have a capacity of 105,000 spectators, the stadium would be covered, there will be a construction of a new Palau with a capacity of 12,000 spectators, an adjacent court with a capacity of 2,000 spectators, 6,000 new parking spots and access to the Ciutat Esportiva of the Miniestadi."

The board of directors discussed their options during a meeting on Monday.

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