Romania’s first Football Museum to open this summer in Bucharest

Mihai-Alexandru Cristea 18/03/2022 | 16:08

The map of football lovers from Romania and abroad will be enriched, starting with this year’s summer, with a new destination: Football Museum Bucharest. The first museum dedicated to football inaugurated in Romania will be located in a building of over 1.500 sq m in the Old Town of the Capital, dedicated exclusively to exhibitions and related services.

 

“The idea of the Football Museum Bucharest was born from our passion for football and from the desire to contribute to the conservation of the Romanian and international football heritage. We believe that Romanian football lovers will take delight in the idea of this project, especially because museums dedicated to football are an important attraction point on the tourist map of major European cities.” stated Romeo Bănică, Football Museum Bucharest CEO

Football Museum Bucharest aims to become a reference destination on the map of Romanian tourism, based on an extensive design project developed at European standards, being located in a completely restored building from the historic district of Bucharest. The museum will host local and international collections of valuable heritage objects, both permanently and temporarily. Moreover, the founders of the Football Museum have set out that every launch and event would be supported by the presence of some of the greatest players in the history of world football. Last but not least, the exhibition spaces will be arranged based on a design project adapted to new technologies.

“We want to collaborate with all local and international institutions interested in the project in order to support the conservation and enhancement of these heritage objects, while offering an experience at European level to Romanian and foreign visitors. From this point of view, we consider the project to be important both for Romanian football and for the tourism potential of the Capital.” added Romeo Bănică, Football Museum Bucharest CEO.

In addition to the exhibition spaces, Football Museum Bucharest will include event areas, a bistro/football pub, a café and a fan shop, permanently available to the visitors of the exhibition or to those looking for different ways to spend their free time in the Old Town of the Capital. The organizers have also prepared a plan of completely novel events to enrich the visitors’ and partners’ experience and to actively maintain the interest of the community.

„We aim for the Football Museum Bucharest to become a hub for those who share the passion for this sport, from football players or collectors to e-sports communities. In addition to the investments in location and experiences, we support this project with a team that brings together professionals with extensive experience in the fields of Sports Marketing, Event Organization and Sports Heritage Conservation. The decision to move forward with this investment came about after consultations with several experts in the areas of sports, tourism and entrepreneurship, professionals who highlighted the opportunity this project represents and its positive impact in the development of the local community.” stated Bogdan Popescu, one of the founders of the Football Museum Bucharest.

The inauguration is scheduled for this year’s summer. The founders expect a traffic of approximately 100.000 visitors in the first 12 months from the opening, both Romanian and foreigners. The costs of development and opening amount to EUR 1.200.000, exclusively private funding.

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