Barcelona So Broke They Are Selling Camp Nou Stadium’s Grass

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Barcelona have become financially strapped as they reportedly set up a shop that sells grass from their stadium Camp Nou.

Barcelona So Broke They Are Selling Camp Nou Stadium's Grass

Barcelona will face off with Real Betis on Saturday at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis, a stadium that has 54,000-capacity and will serve as their home stadium for now.

Camp Nou – which is their iconic home ground – is not available for now as their stadium is under reconstruction.

The work on their stadium is the first renovation since it was opened in 1957 and will reportedly cost upwards of £1.25billion.

There are about 250 workers on the site as Barcelona looks to have their stadium up and ready for a return around the 2025-26 season.

The Catalan giants will however miss out on the income they would get from every match at Cam Nou and they are trying to get every penny from the historic stadium.

Recent reports by the Spanish publication Relevo, claim that Barcelona are currently selling pieces of the stadium’s turf as memorabilia.

The souvenirs reportedly have the backing of a legal note and the pieces are also reportedly the original of Camp Nou’s grass.

Futballnews understands that the turf is being sold for around €20 to €50 (£17 to £42) and the club’s online store is giving larger squares, some of which are framed, for between €80 (£68) and €420 (£360).

Reports few months ago claimed that the club was looking to launch a collection of jewellery called the Etern Spotify Nou Camp 1957, a nod to when the giant stadium was first built.

The reports claim that Barcelona were also planning to produce pins, bracelets, cufflinks, rings, necklaces, shields, and pins utilizing diamonds, which are forged from the grass of Nou Camp’s 7,000 square-meter pitch.

However, Barcelona are not the first club side in the renowned Spanish La Liga to sell parts of their pitch.

Athletic Club and Atletico Madrid sold parts of their old home grounds for €40 (£34) and €95 (£81) respectively.

Barca’s new stadium will see the capacity expanded from 99,354 seats to 105,000, increasing its gap as the largest football ground in Europe.

After the renovation, Barca will own the largest stadium in Europe after the revamp with over 10,000 seats more than second-placed Wembley with a 90,000 capacity.

The new Camp Nou will also see a roof added alongside a stadium rename in line with the club’s £237million sponsorship deal.

Recall we reported that Barcelona have gotten a title sponsor for the first time in the history of the stadium which is Spotify.

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