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"What will be the literal question that will be asked in the Referendum?"

Do you ratify the decision of the Assembly of Delegate Members to authorise the Board of Directors to take the necessary steps to gain financing for the Espai Barça project for an amount not in excess of 1.5 billion euros?

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Força Barça

"How will the project be financed and how will it be paid for?"

Espai Barça's investment is financed with the additional income that the new facilities will generate, about 200 million euros per year, of which 1/3 will be used to repay the loan and the other 2/3 will be for the Club. All this, without representing any ordinary expense and the project does not compromise the Club's competitiveness, but rather increases it.

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Força Barça

"Is the personal code the same as the PIN? If it isn't, how can you find out my PIN number?"

Yes, it is the same. In case you do not remember your personal code (PIN) you can retrieve it in three ways: through the web (https://www.fcbarcelona.es/es/socios/tramites-y-gestiones), in person OAB and by phone by calling 900 1899 00.

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Força Barça

"Will we continue to have parking at the Stadium?"

The MPGM authorizes the Club to have 3,200 places in the different areas of Espai Barça. The final number of places will be developed in the coming months and will be communicated to the partners.

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Força Barça

"Why was it decided to build a new third tier?"

The decision to build a new third tier responds to several factors. The structure has deficiencies that put its viability in question in a project that must last for many decades. In addition, there will be a series of improvements, such as the accesses and the increase in capacity, among others.

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Força Barça

"Do you guarantee the Board of Directors that a loan of up to 1,500 million added to the current debt does not put the current ownership model of the Club at risk?"

Yes, as already explained in the Delegates Assembly and in the appearance for the convocation of the Referendum, the red lines of the Referendum of 2014 are guaranteed: the works will not cost money to the partners, the project will never put the sports management and the Club's assets will never be mortgaged as collateral.

Força Barça
Força Barça

"Will we have to make any extra payments for members?"

No. The Espai Barça project will not involve any cost for the partner.

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Força Barça

"How can I retrieve my personal code (PIN) if I can't find it?"

It can be done in three ways: through the web (https://www.fcbarcelona.es/es/socios/tramites-y-gestiones), in person at the OAB and by phone by calling 900 1899 00.

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Força Barça

"Can we come to the Club facilities to vote in person?"

No, the only voting method that will be implemented for the day of the Referendum is telematic. However, the Club will make available to members a telematic assistance voting service for all those members who do not master the system of telematic voting, or do not have the necessary computer tools.

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Força Barça

"How is this investment possible with the current economic situation?"

Espai Barça's investment is financed with the additional income that the new facilities will generate, around 200 million euros a year, thanks to the new assets of ticketing and catering, ‘meeting & events’, hospitality, sponsorship and ‘naming and title rights’, and Museum and Tour. All this, without representing any ordinary expenses and the project does not compromise the competitiveness of the Club, but it increases it.

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Força Barça

"It is not possible to cover the entire stadium, including the field, because of the initial design of the future Camp Nou or because this idea has not been contemplated?"

It was studied to cover the entire stadium, including the playing field, but this option was ruled out, as it entailed an extra cost for the correct maintenance of the grass on the field.

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Força Barça

"I understand that the third tier will be renovated. My seat is there, in a pretty good location. I would like to know if this will suppose a change with regards to my current position."

The height of the third tier is maintained. Although it is true that the rows flown over the second tier are eliminated, the general visibility clearly improves. On the other hand, it will notably improve accessibility and comfort. From now on, the third tier will be completely covered.

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Força Barça

"Can the current season ticket holding members of the second tier be affected by the crown of VIP boxes planned between the second tier and the third tier?"

It will not affect the second tier.

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Força Barça

"How will the right to vote by secret ballot be maintained in the electronic referendum?"

The electronic voting process has a series of authentication measures that prevent another member from voting with their identity, that is, the duplication of voting, as well as the secrecy of their vote. In this sense, the platform enabled on the Club's website for electronic voting on the day of the Referendum will ask you for three steps to confirm your authentication: first of all, the membership key (unique key that appears on the membership card) and personal code (PIN); then the date of birth; and finally a 6-digit code that will arrive by SMS to your mobile phone.

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Força Barça

"Does the project plan a wide area inside the enclosure to park bicycles? I believe that a sports club should set an example by facilitating mobility and reducing pollution."

The new project must have sustainability as one of its priorities, to make the future Camp Nou a benchmark in this area. With the new rethinking we want to bet on a concept with many more bicycles. The objective is also to have more electric parking lots, and to provide more solutions to sustainable mobility.

Força Barça
Força Barça

"If Barça cannot repay the loan to Goldman Sachs, what compensation will be given to the lender?"

The money is not lent by Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs’ role is to mediate with interested funds to finance the project. Both Goldman Sachs and these funds will study the business plan in depth, as they assume the risk without the possibility of resorting to the Club's assets.

Força Barça
Força Barça

"I have the seat in the front row of the 3rd tier. I would like to know if the block of the 3rd tier will rise in height for the new boxes and if the current row that we have assigned will be respected."

The height of the third tier is maintained. Although it is true that the rows flown over the second tier are eliminated, the general visibility clearly improves. On the other hand, it will notably improve accessibility and comfort. From now on, the third tier will be completely covered.

Força Barça
Força Barça

"With the 900 million requested, will the slope of the 1st tier be raised?"

The modification of the 1st tier is not considered. It has been proposed not to move members between stands. Changing the inclination of this could only be done in two ways: lowering the playing field or removing seats from the 1st tier, which would force many members to have to move to the 3rd one. The alternative of lowering the pitch would pose two problems: it would complicate the maintenance of the turf and worsen the visibility of 2nd and 3rd current season ticket holding members. The project, in short, proposes that these members maintain the current situation or improve it, but not make it worse.

Força Barça
Força Barça

"If you expect to raise +€200 million a year with Espai Barça and the funding period is the last 30 years because the first 5 are excluded, will we give 6,000 million euros to Goldman Sachs when it has lent us 1,500 million?"

It is not like that. The lenders will be repaid the €1,500M loan plus interest. They will not be given the €200M of additional income. In fact, the difference between the €200M of additional revenue and the return to the financiers is expected to generate more than €100M from the first year that the project is fully operational.

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Força Barça

"What possibilities do we have for the stadium's Naming Rights? Will the willing members have the opportunity to "lend" the money to the club before going to external companies?"

No further details on Naming Rights can be shared at this time, as they are currently being negotiated. In any case, the chosen company will be in line with the values of the Club. At the Assembly, the President, at the request of some Compromisers, expressed the wish to open, within the funding mechanisms, the possibility for members, on a voluntary basis, to have the opportunity to do so. Work is underway to establish these mechanisms.

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Força Barça

"Where will Barça play during constructions? How will this affect members?"

It has not yet been decided where the 23-24 season will be played, it is a topic that is under study. The impact on members during the work will be distributed equally among all current season ticket holding members, regardless of whether they are directly affected by constructions or not.

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Força Barça

"How will construction budget deviations be controlled? There are contingencies in every work. What guarantees will we have to prevent this from happening?"

Contingency items have been enabled in the budget. On the other hand, the management of the design and construction will be done with own and external first level equipment with the mission to fulfill the cost and the term. In addition, the Board of Directors will set up a monitoring committee - made up of renowned independent professionals - which will ensure that the expenditure of each euro is justified.

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Força Barça

"The new Palau Blaugrana wants to be a container for concerts, events and shows. In Barcelona we already have the Palau Sant Jordi for all these events. What will be the aspects of the Palau to attract this activity?"

The planned capacity of the new Palau Blaugrana will be 15,000 seats (with a concert capacity of 18,000). The Palau Sant Jordi, which currently hosts most of the concerts that take place in Barcelona, has a concert capacity of 18,000. That said, the Palau Sant Jordi is a 30-year-old installation with geometry and acoustics designed for sporting events, not concerts. By designing a new Palau Blaugrana designed for concerts, with state-of-the-art technology, the installation will be much more attractive for the different concerts that take place in Barcelona. In addition, compared to the previous one, the new Palau Blaugrana has a better location and accessibility.

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Força Barça

"The cost of the new Palau Blaugrana goes from €90 to €420 million, almost five times more. Could you give more details of the new budget?"

The Palau Blaugrana contemplated in the budget of €90M and presented in the Referendum of 2014 contemplated a sports center with a capacity of 10,000 seats. The new Palau Blaugrana includes: the inclusion of a Petit Palau, the ice rink and the bus station (negotiated as part of the MPGM with the City Council); capacity expansion to 15,000 seats (+18,000 capacity in concert mode); and the fact that it is not only a sports center, but also that other events / concerts can be hosted. Regardless of the above, the estimate of €90 million in 2014 was clearly erroneous (see market benchmarking of other Palaces on the FC Barcelona website). Today, the average cost of Palaces with similar characteristics is between €300-400M.

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Força Barça

"I am in the 3rd tier of the North Goal (General). Once the works on the new Camp Nou are finished, will I continue to pay as General of the 3rd North Goal?"

Project funding is independent of membership revenue. Therefore, no membership will be raised to finance the project. In this sense, any possible change in season ticket prices will be due to other reasons, but nothing to do with the Espai Barça project.

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Força Barça

"Will there finally be shuttles from the bus station to improve the mobility to the Johan Cruyff for the B team or women's matches?"

It is undecided, but we are working on how to improve the mobility of the Johan Cruyff Stadium. The choice of shuttles is one that is being considered.

Força Barça
Força Barça

"Which rows and mouths of the first tier will be affected by the remodeling of the stadium?"

The modification of the 1st tier is not considered. It has been proposed not to move members between stands.

Força Barça
Força Barça

"At what point or points will the supporters be at the Palau? It is not mentioned in the project and I find it important."

There will be entertainment stands at the Palau, but their location has not yet been determined.

Força Barça
Força Barça

"When all this is over, will the L9 station be inaugurated?"

Probably, but the works on the L9 depend on the Generalitat de Catalunya and we do not know the detailed schedule or the possible technical or economic conditions that could delay or accelerate the works.

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Força Barça

"I have been on the waiting list for many years and I am in the 3100th position approximately. With the reform, will I have a place to have a season ticket?"

Not all waiting list members will be guaranteed a season ticket at the Camp Nou, but work is being done to keep the number of new seats for members in this situation as high as possible.

Força Barça
Força Barça

"To decide my vote I would like to see detailed information on how this will improve accessibility in the facilities, as it is one of the major shortcomings of the stadium and its other equipments."

The accessibility of the stadium is improved in several aspects: 1) 10 vertical circulation cores will be placed around the outer perimeter of the stadium, the different levels of the stadium will be connected (whether for the general public or VIP), and they will include both lifts and escalators, 2) access to the 1st tier will be from street level to the playing field, it will no longer be accessed from level -3 upwards and 3) access to the 3rd tier will be easier and more direct, with wide corridors to increase the comfort and safety of spectators.

Força Barça
Força Barça

"How will the works affect the 3rd tier? Is it true that it is being torn down and rebuilt, and that we will be sitting higher when it is over?"

The 3rd tier is completely rebuilt, but its height is maintained. While it is true that the flying lines above the 2nd tier are being removed, the overall visibility is clearly improving. On the other hand, it will significantly improve accessibility and comfort. From now on, the 3rd tier will be completely covered.

Força Barça
Força Barça

"Have the new stadiums designed and built in recent years been revised to improve the project? Amsterdam, Copenhagen, etc."

Yes, a thorough study of the stadiums of other clubs has been done to gather ideas and best practices.

Força Barça
Força Barça

"I am a season ticket holding members to the 3rd tier and it is not clear to me where we will go when the works are done. Will the 3rd tier be higher than the current one? And will it be further away from the field?"

During the works, different parts of the stadium will be affected. The subscription will be rotated among all the subscribed members equally. The height of the 3rd tier is maintained. While it is true that the rows flown over the 2nd tier are removed, the overall visibility is clearly improved. On the other hand, it will significantly improve accessibility and comfort. From now on, the 3rd tier will be completely covered.

Força Barça
Força Barça

"What are the uses of the stadium apart from the matches to get the most out of it?"

The refurbishment of the project includes the improvement of spaces that can be used to hold non-match day events, such as conference rooms, restaurants, bars, the museum and its tour, or the shop. The aim of the reform is to improve these spaces so that they produce more income.

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Força Barça

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