Barcelona are a historic team in Europe. The club has banked on their marketability for decades. Their store and museum were some of the best attractions for tourist before the pandemic. The Catalan giants announced earlier that these two institutions will be temporarily closed.
The biggest reason behind closing the store and the museum is the low influx of visitors. Since the mobility restrictions, Barça have seen a low amount of visits to the Camp Nou, which has caused low turnouts for the store and the museum. During the pandemic, the club couldn’t receive anyone and, lately, no one could enter the place.
Ex-president Josep Maria Bartomeu tried to get fans back to Camp Nou but in vain. For Barcelona, the economical crisis continues and the store, museum, and game days were some of the city’s biggest attractions, and the low amount of tourists and visitors means the club is forced to close it. The COVID-19 cases in Spain are rising, so that might be a wise decision.
Source: FC Barcelona
Papers: La Liga is getting very hot
Later on tonight, Barcelona will travel to Pamplona to face a tricky opponent in the form of Osasuna. This, again, is a very important match for the Catalans. With their form on the rise, it’s paramount they keep winning and applying pressure on Atletico Madrid and the rest of the rivals.
For that reason, SPORT say La Liga is getting quite hot with each passing day. The race seems to be on.
Of course, since Atletico Madrid are facing Real Madrid in the great derby at the capital tomorrow, this is a huge chance for Barcelona to close the gap. In an ideal world, a draw would probably be the best option as it would mean both teams dropping points.
However, considering how big Atletico’s lead is at the moment, maybe a Real Madrid victory would also benefit the Catalans. Either way, they first have to win their own game before expecting anything else.
Mundo Deportivo are focusing on the elections, the results of which will be known tomorrow. Their title says ‘To play and to vote‘.
All three of Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Antoni Freixa delivered their speeches in the last debate before the elections. Now, they’ve done everything they could to persuade the socis.
Tomorrow a new era begins and Barcelona will finally get a new president. As things currently stand, we do have a favourite according to the media but at the same time, no one should be jumping the gun just yet.
Sunday can’t come soon enough.