A total of 2,497 people were present to see the first workout of the week for Xavi Hernández's team which took place at the Estadi Johan Cruyff
Festival atmosphere at the Estadi Johan Cruyff. The FC Barcelona first team returned to training following the 4-0 win over Valladolid at the weekend after a two break and they did so in special circumstances. 2,497 fans turned up to the ground in Sant Joan Despí to watch a training session in which the real stars were the young members present. Due to the Covid pandemic and restrictions in place at the Club's facilities over the last few seasons, the waiting list for young FC Barcelona members wishing to their photograph taken with the first team had grown long. A snap with the team is long standing and very popular tradition for the young fans.
Given the situation - which cannot be resolved with the photo session planned for this season - the Board of Directors decided to open up exclusively Wednesday's first team training session to the young members.
A day to remember
The 2,497 fans for the session were comprised of young members and those accompanying them with members able to bring up to two more people with them. The open workout took place in the week before the return to school in Catalonia with the aim of making it easier for the families involved.
The young members were given the option of filling in a form starting in the middle of July to be able to get a photo with the first team for the 2022/23 season and it remained open until all the places were filled.
Soon there will be forms available for photographs with the Barça Women squad and basketball, roller hockey, futsal and handball teams. The Club will get in touch with the members to tell them how to make reservations.
Another training session
With regards to training, Xavi Hernández had available all his first team players for the first session of the week ahead of Saturday's trip to the Sánchez Pizjuán to take on Sevilla.