FIFA Museum “No Shrine to Blatter”
FIFA’s World Football Museum opening subsequent month is not going to feature any key exhibits featuring disgraced president Sepp Blatter.
‘The museum is just not a FIFA shrine or Sepp Blatter memorial at all,’ museum spokesman Marc Caprez tells INSIDER.
‘It’s all concerning the improvement of football along with the function that FIFA played in establishing world football.’
Blatter is mentioned in a timeline displaying the names and tenures of eachthe initial to take office in 1904, leaving two years later.
Caprez said Blatter’s name was on the exhibit but there were ‘no comments unfavorable or optimistic on his years of regency, let’s get in touch with it’.
Blatter was banned for eight years on Dec. 21 by FIFA’s ethics judge over the $2 million ‘disloyal’ payment FIFA created to Michel Platini in 2011, which the FIFA president signed off, for the UEFA chief’s advisory operate almost a decade earlier.
Regardless of the ban and FIFA’s bribery scandal, which erupted in May possibly and has so far led to 41 men and women and entities becoming charged inside the U.S., the museum spokesman stated no exhibits had been removed and practically nothing changed to reflect the FIFA crisis.
‘The museum is just not about individuals, it’s all about football and also the development of football,’ he mentioned.
FIFA has invested 140 million Swiss francs ($139m) in creating the museum.
Caprez said big investment was needed to renovate the creating, which was in ‘a quite poor condition’ ¨C $30 million was spent around the museum and its infrastructure.
FIFA has signed a rental contract together with the owners of the building, Swiss Life, until 2055.
You will discover about 3000 square meters of exhibition space covering three floors. The museum boasts greater than 1000 exhibits ‘in an interactive, multimedia globe of experiences with 15 interactive stations and more than 60 screens’.
The creating consists of 35 apartments, office space for 140 individuals, a bistro-cafeteria, sports bar along with a library with more than 4000 football-related publications.
Construction perform began in Might 2014 and ended last month. The museum opens to the public on Feb. 28, two days just after the FIFA Congress in Zurich elects Blatter’s replacement and votes on a package of reforms. Tickets expense 20 Swiss francs ($20).