FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu was presented Friday with the key to the city of Miami by its Mayor, Carlos A. Gimenez. The ceremony took place at Hard Rock Stadium, where Saturday's Clásico is being played. The stadium's CEO, Tom Garfinkel was on hand for the occasion.
The event took place at the start of Barça's training session, which was the team's last of the U.S. tour. Before the workout, the players Andrés Iniesta and Luis Suárez spoke to the media in the press room inside the stadium, the home of the NFL's Miami Dolphins.
Mr. Bartomeu also toured the stadium, getting an inside view of the Dolphins' rich history, including the jersey of quarterback Dan Marino, one of the team's most famous players ever. He also learned about another famous QB, Bob Griese, and the legendary Dolphins coach, Don Shula, who led the team for 25 seasons and won two Super Bowls.