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Barcelona’s rumoured stadium rename would break the club’s statutes



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Last week saw Barcelona strike an agreement with Swedish music streaming giants Spotify over the club’s main sponsorship rights as well as the naming rights of the iconic Camp Nou.

The Catalan giants are yet to make an official announcement as of yet but it is expected to be confirmed imminently with the final few details of the deal being sorted.

As part of the deal, Spotify will have their name and logo on the front of Barcelona shirts along with the back of the training shirts for the men and women’s teams.

Apart from that, Spotify will also secure the naming rights for the stadium until the Espai Barça project is completed. The suggested new name for the arena that is going around currently is ‘Spotify Camp Nou’.

However, as per a report from Mundo Deportivo, renaming the stadium as ‘Spotify Camp Nou’ could break the club’s statutes and open up legal complications.

Back in 2014, the club’s ‘socis’ had approved for the stadium to be allowed to get only a ‘last name’. During the assembly, a massive 72.36% of the members had voted in favour of the stadium being given a new name if it started with ‘Camp Nou’.

As a result, the current new name of ‘Spotify Camp Nou’ would be violating that statute. However, if it was changed to ‘Camp Nou Spotify’, there will be no infringement or breach of the vote that was passed in the 2014 assembly.

It is a minor roadblock that the club are expected to get around as they get set to announce their new partnership with Spotify imminently.

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