The Barcelona FC Camp Nou Experience tour ticket gives you access to the ‘behind the scenes’ action at the club as well as access to the FC museum and the multimedia centre. The tour is ‘self-guided’, meaning that there are no tour guides.
The Camp Nou welcomes this June for the first time a rugby match
For sporting reasons tourism is a growing phenomenon. According to the Yearbook of Sports Statistics published this May in 2014 residents of Spain made travel two and a half million sports grounds and spent 474.9 million euros on them. As for tourists, average about ten million entered the country for sporting reasons and spent 11,483.8 million euros, more than a billion more than the previous year.
In this context of growing opportunity on the day that the UPF Sports Tourism Barcelona School of Management organized last June 1 in collaboration with Indescat falls. Introduce linked to tourism and sport experiences that are taking place and to acknowledge the relevance and impact of the sector were some of its main objectives. But what exactly is the sports tourism?
Carlos Murillo, professor and director of the Master in Sports Management and UPF Barcelona School of Management, explains the concept from its variants, and defined from the point of view of supply and demand. He explains that from an economic perspective is not the same ‘sport vacation “than” sports holiday “since the first case involves people who travel and take advantage of the destination for a sporting activity, while in the second trip is motivated by the sporting event, and cultural and recreational attraction of the place goes to the background.
In this sense, in the opinion of Murillo, “one of the legacies of the Olympic Games 92 has been keeping Barcelona in the calendar of the organizers of sporting events, attracting a major tourist contingent”. Therefore, to the expert, this is the main challenge of the city, “keep the brand of Barcelona linked to sport”.
Thus, the nuances between types of tourism are important because Murillo states marked difference between classical tourism and sports. In the first, the ‘core business’ or main activity is based on the service of the tourist establishment classic, ie in offering relaxation, dining and entertainment, while in the second there is an added in terms of resources and equipment for facilitate the practice of sport.
The teacher gives as examples the hotels reserved spaces for bicycles and grease and mountain establishments located at the foot of the slopes where it is allowed to enter with snow boots. A close and known case is that of El Montanyà, a hotel in which professional teams like FC Barcelona usually do training sessions before the season starts. Murillo speaks higher for professional basketball players and weight rooms and massage beds.
In his view, sports tourism is linked to a type of “respectful” tourist, especially when their “personal goal is to enjoy the sport and conditions offered by a city and territory.” However, he warns that there is also a “passive sports tourism,” referring to the large majority attracting events, such as football competitions, which can lead to less pleasant situations. On June 24, the Camp Nou will host for the first time a rugby match attracting more than 90,000 French, says Murillo. “It is an example of entertainment tourism. Once through the event, have to see how the city has turned to.
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Nikken Sekkei will design the new stadium of soccer club Barcelona
The club has chosen the study proposal of Japanese architecture, Nikken Sekkei, in collaboration with Joan Pascual and Ramon Ausió Arquitectes, to design and implement reform Camp Nou.
After several weeks studying the eight finalists, the jury Espai Barça has finally opted for the Japanese architectural proposal, responsible for several works in Japan as the Niigata Stadium Niigata, Saitama Super Arena in Saitama or Wakayama Big Whale Wakayama .
Nikken Sekkei’s origins date back to the early twentieth century and currently has over 2,500 employees and projects in 40 countries.
Bruce Springsteen tickets have have sold out in their concert in Barcelona
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tickets have sold out concert at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on May 14, which will kick off European tour ‘The River Tour 2016’.
The artist will give two concerts in Spain: May 17 at Estadio Anoeta in San Sebastián (tickets on sale this March 4), and 21 May at the Santiago Bernabeu de Madrid (entrances from 8 March).
Springsteen has also made ‘sold out’ at concerts planned in cities like London, Dublin, Gothenburg and Copenhagen.
Next saturday november 21st at 18:15h Canal + liga (spanish TV)
Madrid-Barça: The 5 key classic
Barca arrives as leader to the Bernabeu, but that does not mean anything in a game that many variations come into play
The Argentine presence on the lawn of the Bernabeu can become the decisive factor of the classic. Tier hatred is inversely proportional to the Argentine love these games. It is the top scorer in the history of Barca-Madrid and exhibits at the Madrid stadium are particularly legendary. In fact, Leo has seen more often in house door rival in the Camp Nou itself. So recovery is the best argument that can be Luis Enrique to win in Madrid. Nevertheless, it seems that not until last when a decision on its presence in the call is taken, which can result in hundreds of speculation.
Effectiveness: MSN against BBC
Barring a few exceptions and historic, classic games are very close, which are decided by small details. In these meetings, the effectiveness front door is essential. And this is where the inspiration for the classic front decide and who knows if also titles. Beyond Messi, Neymar and it is clear that Suarez faced the visit to the Bernabeu in a sweet moment in this regard. Quite the opposite happens at Real Madrid. Extra leave sporting matters in the air performance of Benzema, Cristiano is far from his best and Bale is too irregular. But all this means nothing and the visit of Barca is the best incentive to regain their best game. The effectiveness will be decisive.
Costa Rican goalkeeper has completed a first tranche of season almost immaculate. His stops have given points to Real Madrid, has been decisive. It has cleared all doubts suddenly flying over the goal Bernabeu after the departure of Casillas. Very complicated mission, just short of a great goalkeeper. A similar situation that crossed Claudio Bravo at the club last year and also solved with remarkable success, Valdes is already past.
An injury Keylor has removed the last two league games, which has itself generated Box doubt. His return to the classic face would be a breath of fresh air for Rafa Benitez.
The approach Benitez
Barca can play better or worse, but in most games one can predict what will be your approach without too much risk of being wrong. Luis Enrique’s team likes to be protagonist, have the ball and be more vertical than in past seasons. Benitez In Madrid, the bet is not so clear. His team has moments of lucidity during games, but lacks much continuity. And often it gives the feeling of stepping back when he takes the lead and, for example, against Atletico Madrid ended up paying him. In Seville, in the last league match, and something similar happened Emery’s team finished passing over whites. The classic is always a different rest day, but the talk of Benitez can tip the balance before kick-off.
The Barca defense
Luis Enrique made history during his first season at Barca bench achieving a historic treble. A success founded on the excellence of Messi, but also in a defensive line that you drew from many troubles. Bravo and they grew Ter Stegen in goal-Mascherano and Pique partner formed an impenetrable wall. In the first section of this course, the problems have been the dominant feature over a club with some doubts. Especially Pique has not started well but begins to show signs that he is singing. No longer loses focus and becomes short of the best plants in the world, as it is assumed. Regain that strength is one of the primary missions for Luis Enrique, if you want to take something from their visit to the Bernabeu.
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Finally closed its starry Comerç 24
Almost a year after temporarily close the Comerç 24, the creative tapas restaurant with which got a star in the Michelin Guide 2008, the chef Carles Abellan finally decided to close it and prepare for the opening by early 2016, La Carles Abellan bar, in Barceloneta.
This is a local one hundred square meters at number 19 of the Passeig Joan de Borbó, which will have a terrace where the bar will be the linchpin. Abellan wants to pay tribute to the stews of Barceloneta, some of which have disappeared. “There will be three or four chefs Guisen well and will work against the client will be zarzuelas, lobster stew, bullit of fish, rice, and probably incorporate some dishes of the lagoon, such as those prepared with eel;. And a section Very simple dishes made with garden produce. ”
Account chef looking for waiters with years of occupation. “I liked the initiative that once drove Kim Diaz to hire over fifty years to one of its local, because I think that experience is a great value in this profession not often not taken sufficiently into account.”
In the first establishment who puts his name, retold as a partner with Javier Cotorruelo (Coto), who opened the Suculent and Suculent The taverna in the Raval. Abellan, who has been one of the great defenders of quality tapas in Barcelona, does not want to give up the tapas, which identifies some stores, but explains that this time give more prominence to stews. The offer of the new bar will therefore be very different from the Tapas 24 (which a few months ago opened new premises at the Camp Nou) or Suculent saucers. “I knew I wanted to go for the Barceloneta and the products of its market, I buy for years but unfortunately can no longer myself down every evening.” That it’s a neighborhood known, which has good friends like Gabriel Fort, El Vaso de Oro, or as Quim Marques, of El Suquet de l’Almirall, and where he owns La Guingueta, facing the sea. Therefore it is no stranger degradation of some of the restaurants in Joan de Borbó. He has attended the phenomenon as an expression La Vanguardia in an interview last June, the transfer of some local life, which have been handed over to Pakistani and continue announcing and traditional, with the same name, and a disastrous deal. “Not that I want to help raise the gastronomic level of the neighborhood, or anything, but I’m excited to put my two cents in a part of town where you have to live historic houses such as La Cova Smoked or so others, others that they are opened. ”
Besides having raised the bar tops, paid tribute Abellán in Suculent, economic menus served in the past in Barcelona’s old taverns, and restaurant Bravo is exploring old cookbooks to recover history cuisine in town. Now is the turn of the dishes from the sea. To return to the city simple and other dishes for special occasions such as zarzuela.
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Following the example of other European clubs, FC Barcelona renewed its entire catering seeking to be gastronomy reference and chooses the Iglesias brothers (owners of Espai Kru and Rias de Galicia) and Serunion | Executive chefs Ever Cubilla and Rafa Morales will be responsible for the supply of new premises in the stadium facilities
The rescued sandwich wrapped in aluminum foil in the middle of the match in the next season a tough competitor. FC Barcelona will open a restaurant within its own facilities. The prolific Iglesias brothers, owners of seafood Rías de Galicia, Espai Kru and tapas bar in addition to other business Cañota sets with the Adrià brothers as Tickets, Pakta or Old Man and Child Singularis taqueria, catering division of the company Serunion, will command the new gastronomic project that seeks to improve the Catalan stage your options. Singularis has been chosen by the club as a supplier of catering services for hospitality and executive chef Ever Cubilla and Rafa Morales (Espai Kru and Baixas) will be responsible for the cuisine. And it is that although the Catalan capital can boast worldwide fame of some of its restaurants, its first major field division, one of the most visited in the world (3.8 million between spectators and visitors to the museum in the season 14 to 15 according to the club) so far did not harbor any. The works inside the Camp Nou will begin in the coming months.
The two companies have managed to be awarded the competition refuse to take stock at the forefront of amount of business transaction or the number of jobs that will, but the figures suggest that it is the second-largest contract of its kind in a stadium of first division in Spain. The club, meanwhile, also wanted to assess the operation or specify whether the existing range of snacks in the field or not suffer variations.
In any case, the new restaurant space is not the only gastronomic level linked to medium-high stadium. Since last July the prolific Carles Abellan has placed his Tapas 24 next to the social clubhouse with terraces in both places (gutters and players) from the previous year and is open during the summer months in the Camp Nou Lounge the first tier of the grandstand, managed by Arts Cartering with chef Antonio Sáez forward. Also empurdanés Michelin star chef Jordi Jarcas (The Molí de l’Escala, Girona) is responsible for managing the best meats served on the stage for the finest guests Josep Maria Bartomeu since 2013. All due to a bet of the Directive which you have invested in these matters over the past four years some 9.60 million euros, according to some sources, but the restaurant itself bet goes one step further and wants to pursue excellence in every field of gastronomy.
The competition proposal was greedy and presented to it, in addition to the current company managed for years -Serhs- stadium catering, Sodexo Prestige, with biestrellado and TV chef Jordi Cruz and Serunion tandem Iglesias was, finally, winner of the contest. Together they wear gastronomically club: the boxes and anterooms of the stadium and the new restaurant, but not the presidential box yes remain with Jarcas. The service for school canteens -first restoration group in Spain will contribute its experience in the area of event management and large-scale spaces; the -second generation hosteleros- Iglesias, knowledge in the selection, handling high quality products for gastronomy and business vision.
The new restaurant of the Camp Nou last -of which permits to begin work on a months-yet unnamed sources close consulted and only reach to realize that “will have nothing to do with sandwiches or hamburgers” are managed. It will be installed in the current Romea room which has stunning views of the surrounding stadium, thanks to its elevated position above the main grandstand and its large window. Space limits on the inside with 10 private boxes, which allow for fractionated meetings with direct access to the stadium.
Managing its own restaurant in the Camp Nou has been long and is part of a strategy which will equate the experience of visiting the Catalan facilities to major European clubs where for some years the food came through the front door. PSG and Bayern Munich are some of them. One of the last was Manchester City when he joined the media English chef, Jamie Oliver to command by the catering firm American Legends, noble zone of the Etihad Stadium. But several years before the chef Delia Smith had successfully released its restaurant Delia’s inside the stadium of Norwich, Carrow Road and had also updated other pavilions world famous as the mismismo Madison Square Garden that features a range of dishes “copyright” in their facilities that deserve a gastronomic view sport like it or not.
In Spain, the only next example were in the stadium of Real Madrid. The Santiago Bernabeu has for some years an offer Gourmet leisure competent, though not excellent. The Camp Nou was until now an exception and, if required a culinary tribute had to be sought in and around the stadium, before or after the game. Now, fans will be easier to celebrate goals from Messi and Neymar as God intended for comfort or a good meal after the game if the score in injury time for not going. At least, that will have a recurring snack alternative.
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The average price per night per room in Barcelona hotels for this weekend is at 179 euros, 65% more than in 2014
The price of the hotels in Barcelona has increased by 65% for the celebration of the end of the Cup, to be played next Saturday, the 30th, at the Camp Nou, FC Barcelona and Athletic Club Bilbao, reports Atrápalo specialized in selling online entertainment company.
The average price per night per room in Barcelona hotels for this weekend is at 179 euros, 65% more than in 2014.
According to data recorded by the portal, the number of bookings for this Saturday has increased by 72% compared to the same period last year.
As regards travel to the Catalan capital, the number of requests by users of Catch 11th to May 24th registered an increase of over 48% over the period from 1st to May 10th.
Fans come to Barcelona mainly through El Prat airport and Sants train station.
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