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Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of La Masia, the residence at the Ciutat Esportiva, opened in 2011, has changed its image. The Oriol Tort Training Center has been modernised so that the residents feel that La Masia is their second home, and the spaces have been adapted after eight years for new needs and requirements. Atmosphere and comfort have been the main objectives of a reform that manages to convey the meaning and values of the club in every corner. Every detail has been taken into account to ensure the space has a climate of coexistence between the 73 athletes living there: 52 from the football training teams, 13 basketball players, 4 handball players and 1 roller hockey team.
The interior reform is evident from the entrance of the residence, where a great image of Iniesta, Xavi and Messi with the 2010 Ballon d'Or - this podium of finalists is one of the biggest moments of recognition for the work of La Masia - welcomes the residents and invites them to dream. The ground floor has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment of its image and furniture, making common areas more welcoming.
The works have modernised the entire plant, from the reception to the rest areas, TV and entertainment, going through the spaces dedicated to studying or the work of the tutors, as well as the dining room. Each detail has been carefully taken care of: the pictures of residents hang from the walls, the decoration of the lights follows a sports theme and wood permeates all the space on the ground floor of La Masia. In addition, treasures in the form of trophies and signed shirts, for example, ensure that the young players believe that their dreams can come true.
The upper floors, corresponding to the rooms of the residents, have also been refurbished without losing their essence. A large box that shows all the players that have gone through La Masia welcomes you on the first floor, where in addition to the rooms we can find new areas dedicated to study. For its part, the plant -1, aimed at professional teams, has also been subject to changes of furniture and has a new dining room.
These reforms give the Oriol Tort Training Center a cosier feel and a greater sense of home. The wood, the care in the details, the decoration and the atmosphere of coexistence make it a totally warm, modern and comfortable space. Barça will continue to train players and people there and continue to be the best sports school in the world.
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