Cash-strapped football giants selling tufts of iconic stadium's GRASS for £340 as fans say 'how the mighty have fallen' | The SunSeptember 8, 2023
BARCELONA have opened a shop to sell tufts of grass from the pitch of the Nou Camp.
The LaLiga giants are selling the grass as the pitch was dug up as part of the Nou Camp's renovation work.
The work on the iconic football stadium has been going on since the World Cup in Qatar.
As a way of lowering the costs, Barcelona have been selling parts of the pitch to fans and souvenir collectors.
The prices vary on different products with the cheapest going for between £17 and £42.
These versions are sold at the new pop-up stand, while some options on the club's website would have set people back a massive £340.
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The most expensive item comes with the same amount of grass but it does include a frame and some details about the grounds.
Barcelona are currently dealing with financial issues with many fans suggesting that is the reason behind the shop opening.
One fan Tweeted: "A poverty franchise that has mortgaged its future so much that they have to resort to selling grass clippings to tourists…"
A second commented: "Barcelona have hit an all-time low. This is as pathetic as it gets."
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A third said: "This is dumb, and yet I kinda love it."
A fourth said: "How the mighty has fallen."
A fifth declared: "Anything for a bit of cash."
A sixth added: "Broke club selling anything at this point."
While another joked: "Show me you’re broke without telling me."
While the Nou Camp is being renovated Barcelona are playing their football at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys.
They will play the entirety of the season at the ground in southwest Barcelona.
The stadium – which is the home of the Catalonia National football team – can seat up to 55,000 people.
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