ANDBarça commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the Palau Blaugrana this Sunday with a show in which the games of light and music were the protagonists in the preview of the Endesa League match against Hereda San Pablo Burgos.

The Barcelona pavilion, inaugurated in 1971, turned off the lights in the ten minutes preceding the match to proceed to the projection of images and videos on the parquet.

A large part of Barça's history can be summed up with the legends who posed at the Palau.
A large part of Barça’s history can be summed up with the legends who posed at the Palau.

In a show that combined light shows and performances by acrobats, dancers and percussion bands, Barça paid tribute to the four multi-sports sections that play at the Palau Blaugrana -basketball, futsal, handball and roller hockey-.

During the presentation, a review of the historical moments that have been experienced in the Barça pavilion was carried out and a nod towards the future and the eventual expansion of the Palau Blaugrana was launched.

The Barça players’ walk out on the court also included a special presentation, with the lights off and the names of the protagonists being projected onto the court with a set of lights.

At the break, authentic Barça basketball legends made an appearance on the court to receive a standing ovation from the spectators. Among the honorees were, among others, former players such as Audie Norris, Erazem Lorbek and Gregor Fucka, and former coaches Svetislav Pesic and Aíto García Reneses.

An hour and a half before kick-off, some legendary former Barça club players such as Epi, Juan Carlos Navarro, Roberto Dueñas, Andrés Jiménez and Nacho Solozábal were signing autographs in the club store adjacent to the pavilion.