The Espai Barça project is set to be on the top of the agenda when Barcelona president Joan Laporta and his board of directors attend a meeting at the headquarters of the Barça Store in Canaletes today, reports Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo.
In order to carry out the project, which is supposed to be Barcelona’s attempt to revamp the club’s facilities by building the biggest sports innovation hub in the world on the site of Camp Nou.
After terminating the contracts with Nikken Sekkei, IDOM and b720 Fermín Vazquez Arquitectos offices, the discussion today will revolve around giving out the approvals to the new companies two take the project forward.
MD claims that if everything goes as planned, the company that will lead the task at hand will be Torroella Engineering and Architecture.
Furthermore, the board will also discuss the repercussions and the measures that need to be taken at the end of the current financial year.
It must be remembered that Barcelona had to activate several financial levers in order to carry out many operations this summer, both on and off the field. As reported before, the team had to sell a major share of their assets just to bring in the reinforcements this summer.
Once that was done, registering players was another issue that was only made possible through sales. A certain Jules Kounde is a prime example of that. The former Sevilla defender had to wait for a while in order just to get registered as a new Barcelona player.
For now, however, the focus will be on approving the tenders for the Espai Barça project before assessing the economic closure after the activation of the levers.