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Barca, Girona Seek Spanish FA’s Permission To Shift LaLiga Match

Barcelona and Girona have written to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to shift the kickoff time of their La Liga Matchday 21 which is scheduled to be played in the United States January 26 at the Miami Hard Rock Stadium to 8:45 pm.

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The proposed LaLiga match in Miami is part of LaLiga North America, a wide-ranging and long-term joint venture announced in August between LaLiga and Relevant a multinational media, sports and entertainment group.

LaLiga North America is targeted at promoting football in the United States and Canada.
La Liga in a statement on its official website said one of the reason is the compensation offered to Girona season tickets holders who have the fixture included in their tickets.

The statement reads, “FC Barcelona, Girona FC and LaLiga have requested permission from the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to stage the matchday 21 fixture between Girona and Barcelona, scheduled to be played on 26 January, at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium in a 20:45 CET kick-off.

“The request, signed by FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu, Girona FC President has been made after successfully completing the first key steps with several stakeholders.

“One of the elements of the request is the compensation offered to Girona season-ticket holders, who have this fixture included in their season ticket. Aficiones Unidas (AFEPE), an association of fan clubs, has welcomed this compensation package.

“The clubs and LaLiga, recently named Honorary Ambassador of Brand Spain, also explained that they will work for hand in hand with the main Spanish government institutions, as well as other federations and sports entities, to promote Spanish football and its values as a vehicle for developing the Brand Spain in North America,” the statement added.

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