Penya FC Barcelona New York City is the official U.S. supporters’ club of FC Barcelona, and a gathering place for all Culés (Barça fans) visiting or living in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New England. The Penya has multiplied in size and fame since it was founded in 2001. Its membership includes people of all ages, genders, nationalities, ethnicities, and vocations with one common passion: Barça!
Over the years, the Penya has been graced by visits from a number of the club’s directors, including the club’s current president, Sandro Rosell, his predecessor, Joan Laporta, and interim president, Xavier Sala-Martin. The Penya has hosted and collaborated in FC Barcelona’s activities during the team’s visit to New York in the summers of 2006 and 2008. The Penya also competes in New York City’s amateur soccer league and won its Riverbank Mens Championship in 2009.