New images from inside the Camp Nou show that no time has been wasted in starting the planned renovations.
It’s been less than three months since Barcelona beat Real Mallorca in their final home game of last season, with no certainty as to when they will return.
Meanwhile, Xavi’s team will play this season’s matches at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis, a stadium with a capacity of 54,000 seats.
Work on the iconic stadium marks the country’s first major renovation since it opened in the autumn of 1957, with the cost of the work estimated to be in excess of two billion euros.
More than 250 workers are said to be on site as the club aim to have the stadium ready for a return sometime in the 2025-26 season.
Footage released by the club shows the ground almost unrecognizable, with the pitch having many historic moments.
Also gone is the stadium’s imposing Colosseum-like upper level, with computer-generated plans showing a more modern partial roof will be built over the historic foundations.