Barcelona took to Twitter to hint at a possible redesign to the Nou Camp, releasing first some images and then a video.
The Catalan giants insist that the plans are just that for the moment—artist's impressions and ideas, rather than a firm design, but nonetheless, it will excite fans to see how one of the game's iconic stadiums is brought into the 21st century.
Furthermore, the timing of the images is noteworthy.
Bitter rivals Real Madrid announced details and images from an ambitious €400 million (£330 million) overhaul of the Bernabeu just three days ago (more images and details can be found on the Bernabeu here).
The first tweet was a sideways look at the way the tiers of the Nou Camp would look:
FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 3, 2014
Thereafter, the Blaugrana teased a fact over the size of the redesign—it would be 64,000 square metres larger as a complex than the current ground:
Details of how long the building work would take followed:
New Camp Nou building work: from May 2017 to February 2021. Four summers. Three and a half seasons. Construction work carried out in phases— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 3, 2014
Just as fans were getting excited, Barcelona scaled things back with the news that nothing was official yet:
Please remember that the images of the new Camp Nou are impressions, since there is still no definitive project #fcblive— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 3, 2014
Having generated plenty of buzz, they may find that following through and building a superb renovated stadium will be expected from the fans.