Spanish giants Barcelona have finally announced plans to upgrade their 99,000 seater stadium.

The iconic Nou Camp, has been home to the La Liga leaders since 1957, but plans are being put in place to ‘upgrade’ the stadium by increasing it’s capacity and improving facilities.

Estimated to cost the club over €600 million, the improvements will take place over four years with an expected completion of 2021.

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The revamp, lead by Japanese architectural company Nikken Sekkei will increase the capacity to 105,000.

This will mean the new stadium will be the second largest soccer stadium in the world, behind the Rungrado 1st May Stadium in Pyongyang.

Barcelona are expected to sell the stadium’s naming rights in order to help fund the new construction.

The club are expected to stay in the Nou Camp throughout the works and won’t need to relocate.