The new Palau Blaugrana will be built on the site formerly occupied by the Miniestadi and will be a giant step forward in terms of the game experience for the Club’s professional sports teams (basketball, handball, roller hockey and futsal). It will be bigger (15,000 capacity for sports events), the visibility will be perfect from any seat and there will also be entrances and spaces for people with reduced mobility. It will be a multifunctional venue with an eye-catching asymmetrical profile, with a lower bowl built as a single tier (without divisions) with one side deeper than the other (the one that faces the Camp Nou) and incorporating flexible, retractable stands to adapt to the needs of each of the different sports played in the Palau, as well for hosting concerts and social events.
The Palau has historically enjoyed some wonderful outbursts of joy, and this has largely been thanks to the amazing supporters groups, but also to the arena’s architecture, which generates the so-called ‘pressure cooker’ effect and creates such a tight bond between fans and players. This effect will be further enhanced by the new pavilion.
The retired jerseys that now hang in the Palau will be maintained because the athletes who wore them are part of the Club’s sporting legacy and history.