Camp Nou soon Changed Name
Doha – Just like the Santiago Bernabeu, in the near future Camp Nou which is a cage rivals Real Madrid, Barcelona, will also change the name as a new agreement with the sponsor.
The sponsor in this case is from the Middle East airline, Qatar Airways, which has been supporting the Catalan club in the last two seasons. It is also a part of the initial cooperation with Qatar Foundation Barca began in 2011.
With a contract that will expire in June 2016, the plan is holding negotiations both parties related to the new contract. Currently the contract value is approximately 30 million euros per season for Barca.
If a new contract agreement is reached, then the coffers of money Barca will be growing from Qatar Airways. But instead, the likelihood that the airline would use its name for the stadium Barca. which is now called Camp Nou.
With the possibility of Qatar Airways stamp his name on the stadium’s capacity of 99 354 seats, the Barca plan to increase the capacity of the Camp Nou to 100 thousand more seating will be realized.
The plan the renovation of the stadium will begin in May 2017 and completed in February 2021.
“Everything is possible for our company, we are ready for surprises there and one of them is related to the naming of the Camp Nou,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker, as quoted by Soccerway.
“Qatar Airways and Barcelona both have high sales value. It is probably our name added to the Camp Nou,” he continued.
Before Barca, Madrid also plans to rename the Santiago Bernabeu into IPIC Bernabeu or CEPSA Bernabeu, related to the El Real’s sponsorship of Abu Dhabi.