“I am things i am because of La Masia and just what I learned there.”- Lionel Messi
Initially, La Masia was utilized like a workshop to make models, and a piece studio for architects and builders, in addition to a beginning point for visits from people connected with construction. Once the Camp Nou stadium was inaugurated, on September 24th, 1957 La Masia closed it’s doorways and anticipated it’s future. In Enric Llaudet’s presidential term your building was remodeled, and simultaneously extended, to accommodate the headquarters from the Club, which left the Via Laietana to maneuver near the stadium. The brand new headquarters were inaugurated on September 26th, 1966.
The rise and development of various new club areas resulted in La Masia didn’t have sufficient space like a headquarters, that have been again moved by Agustí Montal’s board, near the skating rink. Thus, La Masia was again readily available for a brand new venture. The board, under Josep Lluís Núñez, moved very rapidly. La Masia grew to become the residence from the youth players who resided outdoors the town. The re-modelling work was transported out very rapidly as well as on October 20th 1979 it was formally opened up because of its new purpose. The Masia building next to the camp ground Nou was decommissioned because the Club’s youth academy center this year. That very same year, the brand new Masia, Centro de formación Oriol Tort was opened up within the Sant Joan Despí Training Center.
If so far La Masia, like a training academy, continues to be, but still is, a reference and model that lots of clubs all over the world want to copy, the brand new center Oriol Tort, may also be. The brand new Masia, Oriol Tort Training Center, found at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, is a modern and functional building, with all of necessary services adapted to a realistic look at society.