Barça endangered the Camp Nou public due to the risk of falling fragments in 21 games

The FC Barcelona could face another very serious legal problem after the information that has been revealed by The vanguard. The media has had access to a report on the state of the structure of the Camp Nou in which important deficiencies were denounced and that they forced to carry out repair works to maintain the safety of the public.

In addition, the delivery date of this report suggests that the Barça team would have played up to 21 games, putting the integrity of the fans at risk, from spring 2019 until the closing due to the pandemic of the Covid-19 in the past year 2020.

During that time, games of great sporting importance were played, with full capacity especially on the days of Champions or in a Classic against him Real Madrid, disputed the latter in the month of December 2019. This information is made by different engineering companies that warned of the deplorable state of the main facilities of Barça.

The Camp Nou Stadium


In addition, they are data that confirm what has already been advanced by the acting president belonging to the management board that took charge of Barça since the departure of Josep Maria Bartomeu, Carles Tusquets, who came to warn of the bad conditions of the Camp Nou and that its repairs were running faster than even the renovation of Messi.

The seriousness of the matter

This report also ensures that Bartomeu and his team were perfectly aware of this serious situation, which was transmitted to them as the existence of up to 127 pathologies that required immediate action and 44 that posed “a security risk for users of the Camp Nou due to the danger of pieces or fragments of the building falling onto areas of passage or concentration of spectators “.

The situation has now changed considerably since the most serious pathologies suffered by the Barça fiefdom were resolved during the time that Tusquets remained in office and during the first months of Joan Laporta’s mandate, also taking advantage of the ban on public attendance at the stadium because of the coronavirus.

The origin of the problem is located after the technical visit that the company makes to the Camp Nou Nikken, winner of the competition to carry out a reform in the stadium, in 2018. After this inspection, the company delegates its report to the engineering company ARUP and detects the 127 pathologies that require immediate action (including here the 44 that threaten the safety of the public), another 190 highly serious pathologies (to be solved in 6 months) and 14 more to be solved within a year.

Josep María Bartomeu, during the match between Barça and Sevilla

Josep María Bartomeu, during the match between Barça and Sevilla


This report is delivered in the summer of 2019 and also served to complete a previous one of the BAC company carried out in 2014. However, the board chaired by Bartomeu allows the dispute of up to 21 matches without undertaking the required works until the stadium has to be completed. close due to the pandemic.

After the first work carried out in the brief period of Tusquets passing, Joan Laporta’s board invested 1.8 million euros to solve 119 pathologies of the stadium that would have made it impossible to open to the public if last season had been allowed the entrance of the fans.

[Más información: Cien por cien de aforo en el Camp Nou para El Clásico entre Barcelona y Real Madrid]

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