Barcellona Calling Master SBS
Barcelona study trip: the first of two abroad journeys of Master SBS
(left picture: the students of 11th edition at Palau Blaugrana. Right picture: snapshot of handball match)
Also in this edition we were held on study trip to Barcelona, just ended, which saw students involved from October 24th to 26th between sporting events, meetings, visits to sports facilities of the Catalan capital.
Alongside meetings more "institutional", the students attended two games of the teams of the sports club Catalan:
· Saturday 24th the game of handball at Palau Blaugrana between FC Barcelona and KIF Kolding Lassa Kobenhavn
· Sunday 25th the football game at Camp Nou between FC Barcelona and SD Eibar
(the students of 11th edition at Camp Nou)
(October 25th 2015 - Camp Nou - FC Barcelona Vs SD Eibar)
Monday 26th was a day dedicated entirely to visits the facilities of FC Barcelona and to appointments with the sports management of FC Barcelona and Euroleague Basketball.
(The Group of the Masters course at the entry of the sports facilities of Ciutat Esportiva "La Masia" of FCBarcelona)
In the morning the students were greeted at the facilities of the Ciutat Esportiva, meeting the Director of La Masia (the famous "cantera" of Barcelona), Carles Folguera: a morning full of questions, the students were led on a tour to the training fields by Jordi Ardevol, Technical Director of Youth Development.
(Left picture: The Director Carles Folguera speaks to Master SBS class, Right photo: Training fields of FCBarcelona)
The Master SBS then moved to Camp Nou to experience the "Camp Nou" between Museum and Stadium (more than 26 million revenue and 1.5 million visitors per year): the students were able to visit the press room, the locker room and the playing field.
(Master SBS class at Camp Nou entry)
(Master SBS class in the tunnel leading to Camp Nou field)
In the afternoon, the class move at the headquarters of Euroleague Basketball for a series of meetings with the COO of Euroleague, Eduard Scott, who explained the activities of Euroleague and set out future strategies. Immediately after Luke Scafati, Head of Business Development (Graduate Master SBS in 2008), presented the new Euroleague projects, answering numerous questions from students.
(The students at Euroleague Basketball headquarters with Eduard Scott and Luca Scafati)
These three days were an unforgettable experience immersed in Catalan sports management, one of the most famous in the world. It is very useful to better deal with the next few months both in the classroom at "La Ghirada" and in the perspective of the traditional final study trip in Toronto!