Arduous Rock Stadium has been chosen because the venue for the primary regular-season LaLiga match to be performed in america as a part of a cope with Related, the corporate behind the Worldwide Champions Cup, which has seen preseason matches happen in Miami.
After an settlement was reached with Girona and Barcelona over shifting their matchday 21 fixture scheduled for Jan. 26 away from Estadi Motilivi, approval from Spain’s soccer federation has now been sought.
“The request, signed by Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, Girona president Delfi Geli and LaLiga president Javier Tebas, was submitted to the RFEF late Monday,” an announcement from LaLiga stated.
“The submission has been made after efficiently finishing the primary key steps with a number of stakeholders.
“One of many parts of the request is the compensation supplied to Girona season ticket holders, who’ve this fixture included of their season ticket. Aficiones Unidas (AFEPE), an affiliation of fan golf equipment, has welcomed this compensation bundle.”
— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) September 11, 2018
The staging of a LaLiga match within the U.S. as a part of a 15-year partnership with Related has been met with fierce opposition, with RFEF president Luis Rubiales hitting out at Tebas.
“It is a whole lack of respect and it is incomprehensible from a president who calls for loads from others by way of habits, however whose personal behaviour, frankly, leaves loads to be desired,” Rubiales beforehand instructed The Day by day Mail.
“I’ve not seen the contract, so I am unable to say a lot, however I’ll say that FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, needs to guard the home competitions in every nation and taking league video games some other place is to invade that nation.”
Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets has additionally spoken out towards the proposal, with the vice-president of the Affiliation of Spanish Footballers (AFE) saying gamers had been united of their opposition.
AFE president David Aganzo stated LaLiga gamers had been “outraged, very shocked, and are all towards it” and indicated the physique had not been consulted over the Related proposals.