Barcelona star Lionel Messi launches theme park in China

Lionel Messi is the subject of a development in Nanjing – The Messi Experience Park – which will open in 2019.

Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in all things Messi via indoor and outdoor facilities.

“I hope to provide [the visitors with an] experience they’ve never had before and to inspire them to pick up the sport early on,” Messi told reporters.

“Hopefully, they will feel that I am around when visiting the park.”

The amusement park – led by Chinese company Phoenix Group and Grupo Mediapro – will boast more than 20 attractions spread out over 80,000sq metres in eastern China.

“The MEP project, which is based around an original concept, features the most cutting-edge technology, enabling visitors to immerse themselves in all things Messi by combining the latest-generation attractions with areas in which to play football and thanks to the very best advances in content and multimedia attractions, all of which come together to create a fine natural environment in which to enjoy the sport,” read a statement, via ESPN FC.

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