Spanish giants Barcelona have been suffering from a huge amount of debt because of the pandemic. But now the Blaugrana have found some ingenious ways to tackle these financial crises as they have opened up the iconic Camp Nou stadium for weddings and other events.
The club have presented the fans with seven different packages for couples to consider, which are further divided based on the number of guests in attendance. The prices for a wedding inside the stadium range from €1,600 to a whopping €13,500 for the ‘Grandstand Hall’, which allows around 300 to 1000 guests. Similarly, Camp Nou is also open for hosting cocktail receptions and banquets.
🚨FC Barcelona are now allowing weddings to be held at the Camp Nou for prices ranging from €1600 – €13,500.
— CloudNine Sports (@cloudninesports) June 3, 2022
As reported by Spanish journalist Sique Rodriguez, who was speaking on Que T’hi Jugues, Barcelona needs to generate earnings of over €500m (£425m) before June 30 if they are to meet their speculated €765m (£650m) budget which is required to balance the books.
Similarly, creating another way for tackling these financial troubles, Barcelona has announced a new method of generating revenue as they are offering fans the chance to play on the historic Camp Nou turf. This offer is available between June 6-11, where fans can pay €300 each for a 60-minute run out on the pitch.
A statement on the club’s website read, “Have you ever dreamed of playing at the Camp Nou? This summer, fulfil your dream and sign up to be part of the matches organised by FC Barcelona on the pitch of the stadium.”
💭 Have you ever dreamed of playing at Camp Nou?
🤯 Now you can!
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 31, 2022
Another method for Blaugrana for dealing with the fiscal situation will be selling off a few players who could generate money for dealing with their debt. But, Barcelona’s Vice-President Eduard Romeu denied reports that the club are planning to sell their star midfielder Frenkie De Jong, who has been on the radar of the English club Manchester United.
Reports say that a transfer fee of around 70 to 80 million pounds has been speculated. But addressing these rumours, Romeu said, “We have not budgeted for the sale of players. Frenkie de Jong? If he leaves, it’s a technical decision, not an economic one. But I repeat, we have planned no departure.”