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Barcelona expects full capacity at Camp Nou for ‘El Clasico’

FC Barcelona received some good news on Tuesday, after the Catalan government decided to allow football stadiums, including the Camp Nou, to operate at full capacity from Friday October 15. The announcement came at exactly the right time, with the blockbuster “El Clasico” between Barcelona and Real Madrid coming up on October 24.

Barcelona, along with other professional sports organisations, lost a lot of potential revenue in the past year due to restrictions brought about by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Numerous matches and events were cancelled, and even those that eventually pushed through were held behind closed doors or with limited capacity.

The safety protocols dried up the revenues from ticket sales, causing a financial crunch for most clubs. FC Barcelona was particularly hard-hit owing to the fact that their overhead expenses are massive and they used to enjoy a healthy revenue stream from ticket sales comapared to most other clubs.