Plans released for Barcelona’s new stadium

I’m not sure what to make of this, but it appears these might be legitimate plans for a new Barcelona stadium – in the middle of the sea.

The new stadium would be built IN THE SEA!

The new stadium would be built IN THE SEA!

From Construction News:

“Plans for a 150,000-seater football stadium just off the coast of Barcelona have been published by a Catalan architect.

Emili Vidal proposed building the huge stadium for Barcelona Football Club on an artificial island linked to the city by a bridge.

The European champions commissioned Norman Foster in 2007 to come up with a re-structure for the stadium. But critics of his plan to expand capacity by 10,000 said it did not solve capacity issues.”

As awesome as it looks I think it’s one of those things that’ll never happen.  The main reason is because the current Camp Nou has a capacity of nearly 99,000 and the average attendance (presumably for last season) is only about 74,000.  It seems pointless building a futuristic stadium, in the middle of the freaking sea, when it won’t even be half full once the initial novelty of such a kickass structure has worn off.  Also 150,000 piling in and out of the stadium via one bridge is just asking for a mountain of problems, especially for rival matches with teams like Real Madrid as the fans would probably try and drown each other.

It resembles Manaan from Knights Of The Old Republic

The proposed stadium reminds me of the city of Manaan in the Knights of The Old Republic video game as well, maybe that’s where the architect got his inspiration from.  As much as I’d like it to happen it probably won’t, but it’s difficult to tell at this stage if there are proper plans or merely a very bold idea.

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Posted on August 7, 2009, in Sport and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

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  2. hi barca fans it very nice that i hort about new stadium:)

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