The board of directors in Figueres. PHOTO: ÀLEX CAPARRÓS-FCB.

From the Camp Nou to Figueres. The FC Barcelona board of directors conducted Club business away from the Barça offices this Monday in the home city of the director Dídac Lee, the capital of Alt Empordà.

Visit to the City Hall of Figueres

The board’s first stop of the day was at Figueres City Hall, where they were hosted by Mayor Santi Villa, the councillor of sports, Joaquim Ferrer, other City Council members, and the president of the Penya Barcelonista of Figueres.

At the City Hall’s reception room, president Sandro Rosell, who signed the Fugueres book of honour, gave a speech that singled out three attendees that have strong ties to both Figueres and Barça for distinction: Salvador Dalí, Tito Vilanova (ex-UE Figueres player) and the director Dídac Lee. Rosell then exchanged gifts with Mayor Villa. The president gave a commemorative Barça kit to Mayor Villa and the mayor awarded a miniature replica of the Ictíneo submarine, which was designed by the Figueres native Narcís Monturiol in the 19th century, to the Barça president.

At lunch time, the board of directors ate at the restaurant owned by Dídac Lee’s parents. Before the board made the short trip to the restaurant, Rosell revealed that Lee has been promoting “almost from the first day in office” a board of directors trip to Figueres.

Meeting and surprise at the Toy Museum

The board of directors then made their way to the Toy Museum of Catalonia. The director, Josep Maria Joan, was the designated guide on a tour that featured toys from different time periods and photographs of famous Catalan individuals in their youth, a picture of Josep Guardiola features in the Museum’s collection. Rosell, who was awarded a commemorative book from the Museum,  gave his Subbuteo board game to the Museum. Traditionally, the most illustrious visitors offer a personal childhood toy to the Museum. After the tour, the board got to work on Club business.

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