Cirque du Soleil: the Messi experience

In Summer 2019, Cirque du Soleil the world famous Canadian Entertainment company that is well known for their unique artistic shows, unveiled its brand new show in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona is famous for various things, but no visitor can ignore what it’s most famous for: The FC Barcelona and their living legend Lionel Messi. Many people all over the world consider him one of the best football players of all times – if not THE best. Cirque du Soleil now decided to create a show dedicated to the life and career of Lionel Messi.

(…) Messi10 by Cirque du Soleil tells the story of a young man with boundless ambition to overcome all obstacles in becoming the greatest number 10 in the world. Exploring all the elements of his success, the show creates a universe where greatness is found in bouncing back to your feet, no matter how many times you are brought down on your way to achieving the impossible.

(…) The show Première will take place at Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona on October 10th, 2019, being the only city in Spain where it will be presented. Later a world tour will begin in 2020.

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Talk to Messi, Play like Messi, Be Messi

The visitors can not only watch the spectacular show, they can also become active in the “Messi Challenge” – an interactive theme park designed around the omnipresent star of the show. During the 45 minute long challenge, the player gets to answer a trivia related to Messi, enter the famous Camp Nou stadium in a VR experience as Lionel Messi himself, and finally go through different football contests.

Kick-Point electronic football goals used for the Messi10 Challenge

Among the different football contests, there is a freekick and a heading challenge. Both activities use Kick-Point electronic football goals to detect the player’s accuracy. The measured data is used to display the player’s result and create an outstanding atmosphere via lighting, LED-displays and sounds. The player can dive in and get the true feeling of being Lionel Messi.

The goal technique itself has been used for hundreds of events all over the world during the past years. Not only daily events take use of the unique capabilities of the electronic football goals. The technique also allows to use it for custom creations that require a certain ball detection or shot measurement, as it is greatly represented within the Messi Challenge that has been created by Circe du Soleil.

If you plan on going to Barcelona, this might be something you have to see!