FIFA announced on Wednesday the hosts for the World Cup in 2030, with Spain sharing with Portugal and Morocco
Forty-eight years later, Spain will once again host a World Cup. On Wednesday, FIFA awarded the organisation of the 2030 tournament to the joint bid of Spain, Morocco and Portugal (the inaugural games will be played in South America).
This great news for Spanish sport will also have very positive economic consequences for clubs such as FC Barcelona, which could receive a financial boost at a difficult time in this sense.
Unless there is a major surprise, Spotify Camp Nou will be one of the Spanish venues for the 2030 World Cup. The plan is for the remodelling work on the stadium to be completely finished in 2026, four years before the most important international football event. Its modernity, its capacity of 100,000 spectators and its prestige will make the Barça stadium one of the main locations for the competition.
The government intends to allocate a sum of around €1.43 billion to make the 2030 World Cup a success: €750m for infrastructure and another €680m for organisational costs. Obviously, the clubs that give up their stadiums will receive financial compensation to ensure that their facilities are in perfect condition. Barça, therefore, will receive a very interesting financial boost to make the touch-ups and improvements it deems appropriate after the first few years of Camp Nou's new 'life'.
At the moment, there are 15 stadiums being examined to become World Cup venues in seven years' time: Balaídos, El Molinón, Riazor, San Mamés, Anoeta, La Romareda, Camp Nou, Cornellà-El Prat, Santiago Bernabéu, Metropolitano, Nuevo Mestalla, Nueva Condomina, La Cartuja, La Rosaleda and Gran Canaria. Not all of them will be used, although most of them will make the cut.
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