Barcelona chief Faus discusses stadium plans

Barcelona finance chief Javier Faus has commented on the club's new stadium plans.

Barca have unveiled blueprints of a new 105,000 all-seater stadium.

“We have 20,000 members that can’t watch the games properly, they can’t see the whole pitch, they can only see parts of the field because of the structure of the stands, and we need to find a solution to this problem,” explained Faus.

"The funds need to come out of our own resources and we won’t ask the members to shoulder (the burden), we’re committed to the promise that we wouldn’t increase the price of season tickets until the end of our tenure. In 2016 we will have reduced the debt to 200 million euros, which is an overall reduction of 300 million euros. We’ve shown that we can generate approximately 100 million euros each year and we can reduce the debt by 50 million each year.”

On selling the stadium's naming rights, Faus added: "We could generate around 250 million euros each year, but we don’t support the idea. The majority of the Board does not want to completely sell the naming rights of the stadium.”

 
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