Monday, February 6, 2023

Copa America studying saving its VIP area due to insecurity in Barcelona

Sailing America’s Cup to be held in Barcelona in 2024 studies relocating its VIP area to a closed location, among other reasons, insecurity in the streets, Regatta negotiates displacement of race organizers hospitality From the Barcelona neighborhood to Hotel Vela or a sports club located next to the W Hotel. Officially, all parties acknowledge only that “negotiations are ongoing” as the VIP area project is “still being defined.”

But within the organization the version is different. Copa America CEO, Grant Daltoncommitment to establish an Officers’ Zone in Plaza del Mar, few meters from barcelona, It is an esplanade in front of the beach of the same name which will have a privileged view of the bay in which the sailors will compete. “The race will move from the Olympic Port to the W Hotel. Makes all sense to house the Plaza del Mar stand,” explain the managers who asked to remain anonymous.

“They’ll even steal your stuff in Barceloneta”

But the situation is that in recent times the pressure is building on the organization to shift the VIP area to a closed place. Whom? “until Barcelona Swimming Club“, they indicate. It is a sports center located 450 meters from Plaza del Mar, in the direction of Hotel Vela. “Visibility is just as good, but supporters argue that the stands will be more crowded,” consult voices Please clarify.

Barcelona / Barcelona / Cg

aerial image of barcelona neighborhood / CG

for Collected Mention the fact that proponents of relocation say that America’s Cup It is a contest that “pulls in a lot of money to a public that follows it all over the world, and a lot of celebrities too.” They say that “this kind of public will not be safe before BarcelonetaAnd for this they play the card of insecurity in the city.” “They want to take away Dalton The idea of ​​setting up a VIP area at street level is due to the risk of overcrowding celebritys, because they maintain that they will also steal materials to assemble the stand”, he says. “These affirmations they have fallen like a disgrace in barcelonetaOf course, they don’t swallow the idea of ​​it being a troubled neighborhood,” he says.

A ‘former’ of the world race press

What does the potential new venue officially say? a spokesperson for CN Barcelona Confirmed that “conversation” is taking place to take away hospitality From America’s Cup to the sports venue. Of course, these are “very, very early” conversations that can vary greatly. The club, he has maintained, will “coordinate with the organization “whatever is required”, without going into more detail.

Other unofficial sources within the organization provided further details. Holy of Holies VIP area relocation economists jose-carlos fernandezSports Club CEO and former CEO barcelona world race, “Fernandez wants to attract a certain audience on the pretext of insecurity on the roads. hospitality It’s a business, a candy for that CN Barcelona“, they wield. The Historical Sports Institute, they recall, “is facing a very complicated economic situation, with the refinancing of a loan of 4.6 million euros in 2020”. celebritiesTherefore, it will help battered treasury.

pending work

Besides, the unit has a major project pending to be executed. Beach Club in front of your headquarters. An investment of 11.4 million euros required a cash infusion that the club could not afford at the moment. “The works were to be finished by the end of 2022. Everything is closed. Due to this attracting VIP area America’s Cup This will be an impetus to the income channels of the entity”, explain in similar tones.

Cn Barcelona Beach Club

Aerial image of the future ‘Beach Club’ of CN Barceloneta, delayed / handed over

In any case, the works will not arrive in time for the famous competition, so they will have to wait for better times.

America’s Cup: “To be defined”

as the case may be, the location of vip zone “has not yet been defined”, as explained by a spokesperson for the organization global chronicle, Options are being evaluated, but none have been decided upon yet. official race map [ver aquí] yes place fan zone And the giant screen next to Barceloneta. from there America’s Cup Yes, they have emphasized and provide excellent relationships with all agents involved.

but the fact is that if copa not for everyone, access to hospitality, Nobody. Tickets historically start at €600, with prices even higher for “mixed experiences” between land and sea.


In light of this, the 2024 sports macro event has generated interest from private operators to take a share of the economic impact. as explained global chronicle, one of the interested parties was the Nautical Cluster, an organization that brings together companies related to the sea. Organizers reject sweeping proposal in view of entity leading shipyard Marina Barcelona 92 (MB92), did not provide sufficient value.

In contrast, the Emirates Team New ZealandThe organizing team is talking to the operators one by one. they are already reaping the benefits boating fever, But some are more aggressive than others to enter the cast. sources consulted CN Barcelona already his CEO in this second group.

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