HOK has released this design rendering for FC Barcelona’s new arena. HOK and Barcelona-based TAC Arquitectes were selected to design the 12,500-capacity Palau Blaugrana for sporting events and concerts. Construction on the new Palau Blaugrana is expected to begin during the 2017/2018 FC Barcelona basketball season and finish during the 2019/2020 season. It will replace the 7,500-seat Palau Blaugrana, which opened in 1971.