Camp Nou’s youngest brother was revealed. New Mini Estadi at FC Barcelona’s training complex will be the embodiment of “Blaugrana” colours.
FC Barcelona’s new reserve stadium will be built in Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, the club’s training complex in western Sant Joan Despí district. Architectural competition was won by local architects of Batlle i Roig Arquitectes. The simple, geometric and symmetric arena is consistent with Barcelona’s plan for new colour layout at Camp Nou – a gradient stating simply “Blaugrana” with its use of blue and carmine.
The appearance and size of the stadium is strictly dependent on plot size. The southernmost field of Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper will be enclosed with stands able to hold 6,000 people, providing full cover and floodlights. Only the main grandstand will be double-tiered, remaining sections will offer several rows. As the below rendering suggests, there already are proposals for the stadium’s stands to be named specifically:
This size is also one that should satisfy demand for B team’s games more properly than current Mini Estadi. The existing stadium needs to be torn down and make way for Barcelona’s new indoor arena. Thus the relocation far from Camp Nou was agreed upon. Both the locations and future plan for Espai Barca without Mini Estadi can be seen below:
Construction is expected to start in January 2016 and last for roughly 1.5 year. The stadium will be opened for the 2017/18 season.