The Barcelona he continues to encounter negative news in everything surrounding the club. The Camp Nou, the stadium of the Barça team, would have welcomed up to 21 first team matches, before the explosion of the coronavirus and the consequent suspension of competitions with the stadium in a situation of «risk» for the fans and attending public. This situation was caused by pathologies that were known to the Board of Directors led by Josep Maria Bartomeu but that were not resolved in time.
Based on reports from different engineering firms, The vanguard indicates that the Board of Bartomeu knew in 2019 of the presence of up to 127 pathologies at the Camp Nou that put the public at risk, in 44 of them, due to the possibility of falling fragments of the stadium in transit areas.
Despite having these reports, originated when the Japanese company Nikken, winner of the contest to build the ‘Espai Barça’, he inspected the Camp Nou to know the real state of it, The previous Board did not act and allowed, between 2019 and 2020, those 21 games to be played normally and people in the stands.
That report that Nikken delegated to ARUP engineering detected, specifically, 127 pathologies that required immediate action, including 44 which was a threat to the integrity and health of the fan, while another 190 pathologies were considered of “high severity” –6 months maximum margin to act on them– and another 14 detected to be fixed in less than a year.
It was the Management Commission led by Carles Tusquets, in the middle of the electoral process before the current president, Joan Laporta, arrived in March, who began to carry out works in the Blaugrana fiefdom. The current Board has invested 1.8 million euros to solve 119 of those pathologies that would have prevented opening the fiefdom to the public, now that the pandemic, since this weekend, already allows the entry of one hundred percent of the capacity.