New footage from inside the Nou Camp shows that no time has been wasted in getting the extensively planned renovations underway.
Less than three months have passed since defeated Real Mallorca at the famous ground in their final home game of last season, with no certainty on when they will return.
In the meantime ‘s side will play there home games across the Catalan capital at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis, a 54,000 capacity stadium that previously homed cross-city rivals Espanyol.
The work on the iconic stadium marks the first major renovations at the venue since it opened in the autumn of 1957, with the cost of the work estimated to be upwards of £1.25billion.
More than 250 workers are said to be on site as the club aims to have the .
Barcelona have shared footage of their Nou Camp stadium undergoing extensive renovations
Work come just three months after Barcelona played final game at ground prior to renovations
Footage shared by the club on Thursday shows the ground almost unrecognisable from its former self, with the pitch that housed so many historic moments entirely removed and populated by machinery and rubble.
Gone too, is the stadium’s imposing Colosseum-like upper tier, with computer generated plans showing that a more modern partial-roof will be built onto the historic foundations.
Though many of the seats have been removed, the footage catches a glimpse of some of the remaining yellow seats that once spelled out the Barcelona motto ‘Mes que un club’.
Once completed, the works will transform the Nou Camp into one of Europe’s most modern stadiums, with larger seats and new VIP areas.
The club claims ‘sustainability at the DNA of the project’ with solar panels on the new stadium, with geothermal energy and a new water recycling system placed underneath the ground.
The stadium’s upper tier has been completely demolished to be replaced by a roof
Once completed, the ground will have more facilities for fans, new VIP areas and stadium roof
Last month to visit the site himself, and manchester city drakt left thrilled at the work so far.
He said, as per Spanish media: ‘The first sensation it generates is nostalgia.
‘But, after walking around and seeing the pace of the works, which are going well, it gives you the feeling of hope and joy because we are fulfilling a collective dream of the people of Barcelona.’