Barcelona played a total of 21 matches between spring 2019 and autumn 2020 where there was a risk of parts of the stadium collapsing.
Alarm bells are ringing at Camp Nou. ‘La Vanguardia’ revealed that Barcelona played a total of 21 matches in which the Barca stadium needed repairs and in which there was a real risk of parts of the stadium collapsing.
These facts became known after the publication of reports by various engineering companies. Between spring 2019 and autumn 2020, Barcelona played at their stadium with the possibility of their fans getting injured.
In total, there were 127 issues that required “immediate action” and of those 127, 44 of them meant “a safety risk for the users at the Camp Nou because of the danger of parts of the stadium falling on large groups of spectators.”
All of this occurred under the presidency of Josep Maria Bartomeu. After the arrival of acting president Carlos Tusquets, the issues started to get repaired and that has continued since Joan Laporta took over.
‘La Vanguardia’ also contacted sources from the old Barca board, who denied that the situation was so alarming and that, in fact, they ended up repairing some of the issues.
Therefore, they ended up playing a total of 21 matches with a clear risk for Barcelona fans of the stadium collapsing. That was an alarming situation and fortunately, there was no major catastrophe.