The construction of the current Estadi del FC Barcelona or Camp Nou started in 1954 and it was officially opened in 1954.
50 years later it was decided to issue an international tender for renovation and expansion of the famous stadium, with plans to make it the 4th largest stadium in the world, after after the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Rungrado May Day Stadium in North Korea and the Salt Lake Stadium in India.
Here are photos of some of the designs submitted:
The design chosen was by Sir Norman Foster:
For more pictures visit the Foster and Partners website.
Unfortunately, the economic crisis that hit Spain and elsewhere in 2008 meant that all plans were put on hold. Who knows what the future will hold.
Posted as part of the WordPress Weekly Challenge: Future Tense.