DETERMINED to leave a legacy for football and their fans on their first visit to Australia, FC Barcelona will stage an official fan party and open training session in the lead-up to their match against A-Leagues All Stars at Sydney’s Accor Stadium.
The official fan party and open training session will be free to all fans who must only register their intention to attend this special event, to be held just 24 hours before the big game.
Gates will open at Accor Stadium at 5:00pm on Tuesday, May 24 with the A-Leagues All Stars taking to the pitch from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.
The superstars of FC Barcelona will take to the pitch from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, with the event finishing shortly after.
Thousands of Barca and A-Leagues fans are expected to take advantage of this free event. Fans can register for the free event here and they will immediately go into the draw to win a signed FC Barcelona jersey!
FC Barcelona’s Vice-President Marketing, Juli Guiu, said Barca was committed to leaving lasting memories for football fans in Sydney.
“We are excited to be offering our fans in Australia the opportunity to see the players ahead of the match against the A-Leagues All Stars in Sydney,” he said.
“This historic first visit to Australia gives us the opportunity to bring the Club and its values closer to our fans and it will also give us the opportunity for new audiences to get to know FC Barcelona and all that it represents.”
Ant Hearne, Chief Commercial Officer for A-Leagues, said: “The Open Training Session is a unique opportunity for football fans in Australia to get close to some of the best players in Australia, alongside some of the best in world football.”
Accor Stadium Business Development Manager Jordan Kerry said the official fan party and open training session featuring both the A-Leagues All Stars and FC Barcelona will be the perfect appetiser to the Barca in Sydney match on Wednesday, May 25.
“Interest in this historic first visit to Australia by FC Barcelona – one of the biggest clubs in world football – is extremely high so we are expecting a great turnout for the Fan Party and Open Training Sessions,” he said.
Network 10 is the official domestic broadcast and streaming partner of FC Barcelona v A-Leagues All Stars. The match will be live and exclusive from 7.30pm AEST on 10 Bold, 10 Play On Demand and Paramount.