A theme park carrying Barcelona star Lionel Messi’s title is to launch in China, it has been confirmed.
The Messi Expertise Park (MEP) will open in Nanjing in early 2019 and can boast over 20 sights that can “allow guests to immerse themselves [in] all issues Messi.”
Expertise can have a key function within the undertaking, submerging guests in “Messi’s universe” and mixing the most recent technology of sights with areas to apply soccer.
The park will use digital and augmented actuality to re-run highlights of the Argentina worldwide’s profession and take individuals by means of coaching classes with a “Digital Actuality Messi.”
Chinese language firm Phoenix Group and Grupo Mediapro are working with Leo Messi Administration to roll out what they’ve referred to as “the world’s best” theme park, which has been in improvement for 2 years.
A press release learn: “The MEP undertaking, which is predicated round an authentic idea, options essentially the most cutting-edge expertise, enabling guests to immerse themselves in all issues Messi by combining the latest-generation sights with areas wherein to play soccer and due to the perfect advances in content material and multimedia sights, all of which come collectively to create a high quality pure atmosphere wherein to benefit from the sport.”
The MEP’s sights will unfold throughout 46,000m2 of indoor house, whereas there can even be 12,000m2 of backyard sport areas and 25,000m2 of public house.
Messi, the assertion added, “will convey his data and the excellence gained all through his in depth skilled profession, in addition to his large potential and worldwide standing to the MEP.”
A supply engaged on the undertaking informed ESPN FC that in addition to quite a few football-based installations there can even be different sights.
It’s unlikely the opposite sights will probably be rollercoasters, though what they are going to be has nonetheless not been outlined.
“The MEP will probably be a spot the place households in China — and guests from all all over the world — can spend the day in an idyllic atmosphere and reap the benefits of the amenities to apply and luxuriate in soccer by way of a spread of various installations,” the supply mentioned.
Talking on the launch in Beijing, Messi informed reporters: “I hope to offer [the visitors with an] expertise they’ve by no means had earlier than and to encourage them to select up the game early on. Hopefully, they may really feel that I’m round when visiting the park.”
Samuel Marsden covers Barcelona for ESPN FC. Comply with him on Twitter @SamuelMarsden.