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The Estadi Johan Cruyff at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper will take over from the Miniestadi as the venue for the traditional open door training session for the first team on January 5, from 11 am. All tickets for the event, promoted by the Barça Foundation as part of their Pediatric Health programme, will have a cost of 3 euros, and funds raised will go to the Hospital Saint Joan de Déu facility.
The open door first team training session takes place on January 5 at 11am:
- The Estadi Johan Cruyff will open its doors to the publc at 10am.
- Members will NOT be able to access the Estadi Johan Cruyff without the correct ticket. The capacity of the Estadi Johan Cruyff is 6,000 spectators.
- Tickets will be available for members from today (December 20) at a price of 3 euros. All funds raised will go to the Hospital Sant Jan de Déu.
- Members will be able to purchase a maximum of two tickets per membership card, at a price of 3 euros, at the main ticket offices at Gates 9 and 15, open from 10am-6pm, and also reserve online with no handling costs.
- Media who wish to cover the event at the Estadi Johan Cruyff will have to request their accreditation through the accreditation form, before Tuesday December 31, 2019. Accreditation will have to be collected on January 5 at the Estadi Johan Cruyff Accreditation Centre, which opens at 9am.
- Mobile units or media vehcles will be able to park in the Estadi Johan Cruyff car park.
- Media will be able to cover training from the press stand.
- Training will be broadcast on Barça TV, the FC Barcelona website, YouTube and Facebook.
- When the session is finished, the players from the men's first team will head to different medical centres to wish a Merry Christmas to sick children. The centres will be the following: Hospital Sant Joan de Déu; Hospital Vall d’Hebron; Hospital de Sant Pau; Hospital de Barcelona; Hospital de Nens de Barcelona; Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol (Can Ruti); Hospital Parc Taulí de Sabadell; el Cottolengo del Padre Alegre and Casa Ronald McDonald.
- Two days before, Barça Women players will visit sick children at the following hospitals: Hospital Vall d’Hebron, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and Hospital Sant Joan de Déu.
Once again, this year there will be the possibility for a hospitalised child to watch the open training session through Robot Pol, a joint initiative between the Barça Foundation and the Abidal Foundation, with the collaboration of Awabot.
This initiative will allow children in hospital to enjoy a Barça experience to evoke positive emotions and help them to face everyday life. The child will guide the robot remotely through a computer, interacting with those around it and watching live images.
Last year, Alvaro, a 16 year old child in the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu oncology unit, was able to attend the open training session virtually through Robot Pol, accompanied by ’club technical secretary Éric Abidal, president of the foundation that bears his name.
How to get to the Estadi Johan Cruyff
The club recommend the use of public transport. Parking at the Estadi Johan Cruyff for the public is limited.
78 (Estació de Sants)
E43 / L51 / L64 / L61 Línia exprés to Diagonal / Francesc Macià
L52 Ciutat de la Justícia
L50 /L62 Riera Blanca / Travessera de les Corts, via the N-340
Línia T3 Consell Comarcal (To Diagonal / Francesc Macià)
R4 and R1, Estació de Sant Feliu
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