Fans waiting to enter the remembrance area at the Camp Nou

Fans waiting to enter the remembrance area at the Camp Nou. PHOTO: FCB.

The area set aside for tributes and messages of condolence for Tito Vilanova at the Camp Nou Main Stand opened this morning and has been receiving a steady stream of people wishing to remember the coach who passed away on Friday. The doors were opened to the general public just after half past nine this morning, once the first team squad and staff and the Club Board, led by President Josep Maria Bartomeu had paid their respects. The space will remain open until eleven o’clock this evening and re-open on Sunday from nine n the morning until three in the afternoon.

There were many fans waiting to pay their respects to Tito Vilanova outside the stand before the doors opened and a number of well known figures from the worlds of sport and civic life are expected to visit the space this morning.